Bladderwrack has a general softening, draining, nourishing effect on the body. It also increases the body’s rate of metabolism and promotes the cleansing and clearing of toxins. Because bladderwrack helps stimulate a sluggish metabolism, it can be helpful as part of a weight-loss program.
Arjuna is among the most frequently prescribed herbs for cardiovascular
health and specifically for congestive heart failure and low blood flow. It
has been shown to lower blood pressure in animals.
Black cohosh is a popular women’s herb. It is known to help restore healthy menses and to soothe irritation and congestion of the cervix, uterus, and vagina. It also improves circulation in general and lowers blood pressure by temporarily dilating blood vessels.
Horehound mildly stimulates cardiopulmonary activity, encourages the body to expel phlegm, clears heat and toxins, and deters infection. The essential oils in horehound help dilate the arteries and relieve lung congestion.
Since the days of Hippocrates, peony has been recommended as a remedy for epilepsy. Peony root helps clear heat, increases circulation, and helps improve blood flow to the uterus.
Cayenne is a powerful warming stimulant acting on the circulation, the digestion and is used on a wide range of complaints from arthritis and chilblains to colic and diarrhoea.