If you have any heart condition, it does not matter what it is… Heart Disease, Arrhythmias, Hypertension, Arteriosclerosis, Buerger’s Disease… the single most important herb that can support your heart is Hawthorn. It is so good that in traditional German medicine it is called the nurse of the elderly heart.
Now I grew up in St. John’s Newfoundland which is the oldest city in North America and in our traditional Gaelic culture there is a lot of lore associated with Hawthorn, it is known for its healing qualities but also its association with Fairies, yes it seems that fairies really like to hang out in Hawthorn trees, in fact it is considered bad luck to cut a Hawthorn branch unless the tree is in bloom. It is also reported that Hawthorn makes the best stake for killing Vampires… but I have not been able to confirm this.
Ok so now back to why Hawthorn is so powerful in all heart conditions, it has 3 unique properties,
✅ It lowers the heart muscles requirement for oxygen… So think about this it can be very useful for high altitude athletes, just saying…
✅ but another interesting thing is that Hawthorn has been shown to promote revascularization of the heart muscle in animal studies (are we animals? FDA says no)
✅ Also it’s can inhibit ACE enzyme (angiotensin converting enzyme) which relaxes the veins and arteries.
So the protocol is really simple, like I said all my heart patients go on Hawthorn… does not matter what the diagnosis is, it just works that good, we do 2 tablets 2 times a day for the first 2-4 weeks then we just cut the dose in half for long term chronic maintenance so 1 tablet 2 times a day.
The best extract of Hawthorn available is produced by Mediherb, and that is a 4.8:1 extract of leaf and flower. It is only by extracting the entire plant that you get the most powerful medicine.
Also most of the patients with heart conditions also have high cholesterol, for me that means over 200 and for them I will also recommend Garlic, take 2 a day and after an initial few weeks you can reduce it to once a day. Nothing drops blood lipids like Garlic. I have an entire Video on Garlic you can check out (especially useful if you have a lot of vampires in your neighborhood like I do do). The Mediherb Garlic Forte has a 12:1 extract ratio or Standard Process has an organic Garlic that also is perfect.
The other magic supplement I like to offer my cardiac patients is Valerian Complex, yes this is the go product for sleep and anxiety but it does wonders for hypertension and I find it really helps many of my heart patients. In many cases it helps the patient learn how to relax by letting them feel what relaxation should feel like… so I will have them take it at night an hour before bed and they can experience that. Then during the day they can also take . it as needed if they are feeling stressed out. So this is an as needed sort of supplement. The Valerian Complex has 5:1 Valerian extract, Passion Flower 5:1 and Jujube Seed 10:1.
Also make sure you check out my videos on Heart Rate Variability training, Exercise and Diet to complete your heart health routine.
Hello, I am Dr. Stephen Stokes, my patients call me Dr. Steve, and my friends call me Steve. So what can plants do for you? Well, the short answer is everything! Keep an open mind and discover what you have been missing. Please share this information with everyone you know.