"Have you thanked your heart today? Keeping our ‘tickers’ in good shape, physically and emotionally, is key to living a long, vital life.
February is often thought of as the month of love, but there’s another reason why February is linked with the heart. In Canada, February marks Heart and Stroke Awareness Month. With about 1.6 million Canadians living with the effects of heart disease and stroke, it's more important than ever to adopt heart-healthy habits.
One way we can nurture the heart is simply by adding superfoods, herbs and medicinal mushrooms to our routine. These herbal medicines optimize heart health and create a foundation for a healthy and happy heart. Working with heart-supportive herbs not only boosts cardiovascular health, but can help us feel emotionally centred and grounded.
These nourishing plant medicines are some of our favourites for optimal heart health:
Cacao: Rich in flavonoids, Cacao opens the heart by reducing blood pressure and relieving stress. Spiritually, Cacao supports a tender heart space and boosts emotional well-being.
Reishi: Well-known as the “Mushroom of Spiritual Potency”, Reishi has long been used to support the cardiovascular and circulatory systems. This potent adaptogen strengthens physical and emotional heart health. Reishi works effortlessly to calm the spirit, restore balance and groundedness.
Chaga: Prized as one of the most nutrient-dense superfoods on the planet, Chaga delivers heart-supportive vitamins, minerals, flavonoids and polysaccharides. Traditionally, Chaga has been used to lower blood pressure, reduce blood sugar and bad cholesterol. Energetically, Chaga boosts vitality and invigorates the body when we feel fatigued.
Our Activate Elixir, featuring heart-healthy Cacao, Reishi and Chaga, is a delicious, convenient herbal blend that uplifts cardiovascular health and energizes the body.
Which herbal allies are supporting your heart health these days? Share with us in the comments below!