Vessel-tonic - Foods & Herbs List
AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE ON VESSEL-TONICAn herb that improves the tone and integrity of blood vessel walls. This is helpful in easy bruising.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) leading to heart failure is the #1 cause of death - accounting for 30% of all deaths. Prevalence of CVD is increasing.
In CVD, damage to blood vessels gradually causes obstruction in vessels. This obstruction leads to obstruction and lack of blood flow (ischemia). To compensate, the heart raises blood pressure and works herder to maintain blood flow. This results in thickening of heart walls (hypertrophy), blood clotting, and, if ischemia to the heart is severe enough, heart attack.
High blood pressure also further damages vessels, leads to fibrosis of the kidneys, liver, and lungs, and causes blindness, cerebral insufficiency, and dementia.
The key is preventing damage to blood vessels. Vessels are damaged by:
OTHER HERB ACTIONS AFFECTING HEART-CIRCULATION-BLOOD
HELPFUL FOR*'Vessel-tonic' may be helpful for these symptoms and causes below.
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.