- posted by Burhani Natural Science
- October 16, 2013
A weak heart is commonly associated with a condition known as heart failure. MedlinePlus states that a weak heart causes blood and fluid to back up into your lungs and fluid to accumulate in your feet, ankles and legs. You also may feel fatigue and experience shortness of breath. Herbal remedies may improve your heart’s strength and ability to contract. However, use caution when taking herbs, and always ask your doctor if herbs are appropriate for your condition before using them
Many herbal remedies may help improve the function of your heart and the strength of your cardiovascular system. Certified nutritional consultant Phyllis A. Balch, author of “Prescription for Nutritional Healing,” states that herbal remedies for improving cardiovascular strength and function include cordyceps, ginkgo biloba, grape-seed extract, hawthorn berries, butcher’s broom, ginseng, black cohosh, digitalis and barberry. In addition to strengthening your heart, some of these herbs improve your circulation and reduce your blood pressure.
A Popular Herbal Remedy
Cordyceps is popular herbal remedy for weak hearts and heart failure. According to Balch, cordyceps is commonly used by traditional Chinese medicine practitioners to help slow your heart rate, increase blood supply to your arteries and heart, and reduce your blood pressure. Cordyceps, notes the University of Michigan Health System, has been used to strengthen the body after exhaustion and prolonged illness. Cordyceps is a plant that grows only in isolated regions in southwest China and Tibet, at elevations over 12,000 feet
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Flax Oil capsules are a rich source of essential fatty acids, containing Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), Linoleic Acid (LA), Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids with natural Vitamin E. These serve as potent antioxidants and as building blocks for the development of retinal and brain cells and helps improve memory and concentration.
Flax Oil also helps maintain a healthy cholesterol level, strengthens the cell membranes and detoxifies the body for overall general well being.
Flaxseed is the seed from the plant Linum usitatissimum. Oil from the seed is used to make medicine.
People try flaxseed oil for many different conditions, including rheumatoid arthritisand high cholesterol. It is also tried for treating osteoarthritis, anxiety, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), vaginal infections, dry eyes, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Some people use flaxseed oil as a laxative for constipation, for weight loss, and to prevent breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Flaxseed oil is also applied to the skin to sooth irritations or soften roughness.
Flaxseed oil also helps to:
• Reduce the risk of cancer.
• Aid in the growth of healthy hair and nails.
• Promote healthy skin.
• Reduce menopause symptoms.
• Play a role in burning body fat.
How does it work?
Flaxseed oil is a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid. The alpha-linolenic acid and related chemicals in flaxseed oil seem to decrease inflammation. That is why flaxseed oil is thought to be useful for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory (swelling) diseases.
Flaxseed Oil Benefits For Women – Main Key Benefits
There are several flaxseed oil benefits for women. It appears that this is especially true for ladies going through the menopause. Flax contains a number of lignans in their seeds. This helps women who are lacking in estrogen. Lignans are a collective term for a group of chemical compounds found in many plants.
Close friends of my daughter recommended she take flaxseed oil during her pregnancy. The oil contains folate which helps with good fetus development. Folate is better known to many as folic acid. It is popular to help with heart and different nerve developments of the fetus.
For ladies specifically, research has shown, that flax oil may help with the reduction of breast cancer risk. It may also help with regulation of periods. In addition it may ease Pre Menstrual Tension. It also helps with a general strengthening of the bones.
Breast cancer is something all ladies have a natural fear of and that is quite natural. It would be ridiculous to make any claims that this would be a cure for that. It would also be highly misleading.
There is evidence and research available that states that lignan in flaxseed helps. It helps lower the levels of estrogen in your body. In summary, on the many health forums throughout the Internet, women
expressed different benefits of flaxseed oil for women. In most cases, these appeared to be as a result of taking the oil to ensure a good Omega 3 intake.
Just look at this list of facts and studies of what Flax Seed Oil can and may accomplish:
• Flaxseed — but not flaxseed oil — contains a group of chemicals called lignans that may play a role in the prevention of cancer. Research shows low incidence of breast cancer and colon cancer in populations that have high amounts of lignan in their diet. Flax is 100 times richer in lignan than most whole grains. However, in one Canadian Study, researchers discovered that flaxseed oil prevented breast tumor growth, likely through ALA content.
• Studies show that Omega-3 fatty acids help lower cholesterol and blood triglycerides, and prevent clots in arteries, which may result in strokes, heart attacks and thromboses.
• Evidence suggests that people who eat an ALA rich diet are less likely to suffer a fatal heart attack. ALA may reduce heart disease risks through a variety of ways, including making platelets less “sticky,” reducing inflammation, promoting blood vessel health, and reducing risk of arrhythmia (irregular heart beat).
• Preliminary evidence that suggests taking 1 – 2 g of flaxseed per day can improve the symptoms of dry eye in people with Sjogren’s syndrome. Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune condition where the immune system attacks glands in the body that produce moisture, like salivary and tear glands.
• Flaxseed oil also helps protect the body against high blood pressure, inflammation, water retention, sticky platelets and lowered immune function.
• It shortens recovery time for fatigued muscles after exertion.
• It increases the body’s production of energy and also increases stamina.
• It accelerates the healing of sprains and bruises.
• It eases weight loss in people afflicted with obesity.
• It stimulates brown fat cells and increases the metabolic rate making it easier to burn off fat.
• Flax seed oil improves the absorption of Calcium.
• Flax seed oil strengthens finger and toenails.
• It can improve eyesight and perception of colors.
• It can often improve the function of the liver.
• It can relieve the side effects and stop development of many forms of cancer.
• It can relieve some cases of Asthma.
• It is helpful in the treatment of Eczema, Psoriasis, and Dandruff.
• It can relieve the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
• It can relieve the symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus.
• It can alleviate some allergies.
• It helps prevent Atherosclerosis (the accumulation of fatty deposits inside the blood vessels, especially the large and medium-sized arteries, that many people experience during the aging process).
• Flax seed oil lowers high blood pressure in Hypertension sufferers.
• Flax seed oil has been scientifically proven to treat some cases of depression.
• It can improve the mental function of many old age pensioners.
• It can help in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.
• It has been proven to improve the behavior of Schizophrenics.
• It can relieve some cases of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) in females.
• And others.
The dietary essential fatty acids common to Flax Seed Oil are converted by the body to Prostaglandin’s (a hormone like substance) which are important for regulating the following:
• Steroid production and hormone synthesis, pressure in joints, blood vessels and the eye, blood clotting
• ability, water retention, inflammation pain, nerve transmission.
Unfortunately, our current diets do not come close to meeting our daily EFA (essential fatty acids) requirements. The richest sources of EFAs such as flax seeds, cold-water fish, and soy and canola oils are rarely found in our regular meals. In addition, more typical foods like red meats and egg yolks can actually encourage the body’s production of bad prostaglandins. Flax Seed oil can help restore the body’s natural balance of good and bad prostaglandins.