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5 Herbs for the Heart

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5 Herbs for the Heart

By Stephanie Bernstein, Natural Solutions

You’ve seen the ads: “Tone your abs in just five minutes a day!” and “Tone your legs with this simple, everyday workout!” Well, as grating as they may be after repeated viewing, their message is important. When we “tone” our muscles, we nourish them and bolster their strength. Medicinally, when we speak of tonics, we mean herbs and foods that do the conditioning work for us–they nourish, support, or strengthen our energy, blood, and organ function from the inside.

So while physical workouts remain important, maybe it’s time to look a little deeper. The heart, for instance, continuously pumps our blood and regulates its circulation. It also affects (and reflects) our emotional state–its rhythm is often mandated by the condition of our nervous system. Daily stress, nervous tension, and heartbreak (among other emotional strains) can interfere with the heart and cause palpitations, lack of sleep, and a racing mind. The best way to prevent acute issues of the heart is to keep it healthy by supporting the physical apparatus of the circulatory system and balancing the emotions that beset us. You can keep the blood flowing clean and without obstruction and your heart at an even and steady rhythm by making regular use of the following heart-friendly herbs.

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11:39PM PDT on Jun 14, 2011

Thank you.

5:04PM PDT on Jun 12, 2011

Thanks for posting.

3:21PM PDT on Jun 12, 2011

Useful information.

12:28AM PDT on Jun 12, 2011

Please let me offer my heart felt thanks, Mel! Good to know!

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Good to know.

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Good info.

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The whole food in nature's natural and perfect wisdom always seems to be the best option. Thank you for more valuable information.

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