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Your heart is an incredibly powerful, life-sustaining organ and it’s easy to take for granted. Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States, and these cardiovascular complications are not only very serious and life-threatening, but largely preventable! Diet and lifestyle play an important role in preventing and even reversing serious heart conditions. Heart-healthy herbs can complement diet and lifestyle approaches to nourish, protect, and strengthen the heart.
Several herbs and supplements may help in fighting atherosclerosis, which is the underlying cause of most heart disease. Atherosclerosis is the build-up of plaque in your arteries, blocking the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your heart and other organs, and ultimately can cause a heart attack or even death.
Fortunately, heart disease is mostly preventable. There are many steps you can take to lower your risk of heart disease and live a healthy lifestyle, including introducing heart-healthy herbs into your diet.
A culinary staple, garlic is widely used for both cooking and its health and therapeutic benefits. From curing a cold to lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, garlic contains vitamins C and B6, manganese, and selenium, but its a chemical called allicin which is thought to be responsible for its positive effects.
Allicin in garlic has shown to release chemicals in the bloodstream that helps blood vessels relax, reducing blood pressure. Thanks to the same compound within garlic, it can help lower blood pressure and significantly reduce the build-up of plaque in the arteries.
Garlic is very easy to (and delicious) to include in your current diet. It complements dishes and can come in various forms like pastes and powders. If the bad breath or maybe an allergic reaction is a factor for you, supplements are an easy way to reap the benefits garlic offers. (Which you would want to do anyway in order to reap the full benefits of garlic.)
Garlic is one of the earth’s greatest health tonics. It is a natural antibiotic and is useful in supporting aid in everything from allergies to tonsillitis. Garlic contains many sulfur compounds which detoxify the body, boost the immune system, lower blood pressure and improve circulation. Use as much as you can in your regular diet or use our standardized capsules. Everyone should use garlic on a regular basis. Capsules may be the best and easiest way to make sure you get enough garlic.
Our Greenbush Garlic capsules are for anyone looking to naturally boost their general health and immune system and are dissatisfied with the current synthetic or expensive formulated supplements available to them.
Cayenne is a powerful little pepper that can change your health. Also popular in the kitchen, cayenne aids in digestion, improves circulation, and can even aid in weight loss. Cayenne contains a powerful ingredient called capsaicin which is thought to be responsible for its benefits on health and wellbeing. It helps to clear away lipid deposits and dilate arteries – both neutralizing the cause of heart attacks and keep blood pumping throughout the body.
Spicy foods, such as cayenne, are linked with heart-health and cancer-fighting qualities, which are two major causes of death in industrialized countries. It makes sense then, that studies have found that regularly consuming spicy foods was correlated with a lower rate of death from respiratory disease, heart problems, and cancer.
If spicy foods aren’t your thing or you’re getting sick of topping everything with cayenne, supplements are a safe and healthy way to take advantage of all the benefits.
Our Greenbush Cayenne capsules are for anyone looking to naturally boost their metabolism and reduce inflammation and are dissatisfied with the current synthetic or expensive formulated supplements available to them. Unlike these supplements and multi-herb formulas available on the market, our Greenbush Cayenne capsules are a natural, single-herb supplement without fillers or additives that is created to deliver as much of the active herb, Capsium annum, as possible in each dose.
Yet another popular kitchen spice, cinnamon complements both sweet and savory foods and has been lowkey prized for its medicinal properties for years. Cinnamon is made by cutting the stems of cinnamon trees and the inner bark is then extracted and the woody part is removed. The compound cinnamaldehyde within cinnamon is thought to be responsible for its flavor, smell, and health benefits.
Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants – even outranking garlic. It’s also an anti-inflammatory and reduces levels of total cholesterol, “bad” LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, while “good” HDL cholesterol remains stable. Studies have shown to even increase “good” HDL cholesterol.
It’s important to note that not all cinnamon is created equal. There are two main types of cinnamon: Ceylon cinnamon is also known as “true” cinnamon and Cassia cinnamon is the more common variety today that most people consider cinnamon. The Cassia variety contains significant amounts of a compound called coumarin, which can be harmful in large doses. A great way to consume the benefits of true cinnamon is to take them in supplements.
The Ginkgo Biloba tree is the oldest surviving tree species in the world and dates back to at least 200 million years. In fact, the tree is so sturdy that a solitary Ginkgo was the only tree to survive the atomic blast of Hiroshima. It can live for 1,000 years and grow to 100-120 feet high.
Ginkgo Biloba has a tonic effect on the lining of the blood vessels which allows the blood vessels to expand and contract with the pumping of the heart. It also helps dissolve plaque on blood vessel walls and keeps it dissolved until it can be eliminated by the body. Studies have shown that over a long period of time reduces cardiovascular problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, excess cholesterol, and diabetes.
Our alcohol-free Greenbush Ginkgo Biloba extract is great for anyone looking to naturally improve their overall brain health and are dissatisfied with the current synthetic, alcohol-based, or expensive formulated extracts and supplements available to them.
As far as a tea for heart-healthy herbs, it pays to go green (just don’t ruin it with sugar). Studies have shown that introducing green tea into your diet helps lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and is also associated with a lower risk of heart disease and death from heart disease or stroke.
Green tea contains more polyphenols than other types of teas. It contains a catechin called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is a natural antioxidant that helps prevent cell damage, help treat various diseases, as well as provide other benefits.
It also increases the antioxidant capacity of the blood, which protects the LDL particles from oxidation, which is one part of the pathway toward heart disease. Because of these benefits green tea offers, it makes sense that it could help you live longer as well.
To consume green tea, you can either enjoy it as a drink (as long as you don’t dilute it with sugar or milk as it hinders the effects of it) or for those who don’t drink tea or wish to reap the most benefits, it’s as easy as capsule form.
While Green Tea has so many other great qualities as well and the alcohol-free Greenbush Green Tea extract is great for anyone looking to naturally improve their metabolism and are dissatisfied with the current synthetic, alcohol-based, or expensive formulated extracts and supplements available to them.
Heart disease is a serious and dangerous disease in the united states. You can treat and prevent heart disease by decreasing risk factors, such as maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Your best bet for heart-healthy herbs is to take supplements or extracts because the compounds are harder to get from foods.
Herbs and supplements can prevent heart disease and reduce its symptoms and help your heart to function better.
*INDIVIDUAL RESULTS MAY VARY. STATEMENTS IN THIS WEBSITE HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THE FDA DOES NOT EVALUATE OR TEST HERBS AND HEALTH FOODS. THESE PRODUCTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE , TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE. FOR DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN. USE HERBS IN MODERATION AND WATCH FOR ALLERGIC REACTIONS. REMEMBER THAT DIET, EXERCISE AND RELAXATION ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT TO YOUR HEALTH.