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A Spicy Blend for Better Circulation

by Laina Poulakos

The circulatory system is the body’s transportation system—carrying oxygen, nutrients and blood through the body. A healthy circulatory system benefits the body in many ways. It keeps the mind sharp as it benefits the heart, digestion system and joints and muscles—all while ridding the body of toxins.

A good tonic for the circulatory system is garlic, valued for its purification and the thinning of the blood. Additionally, horseradish, known for its strong effect on the digestion system, is excellent in helping the body to get rid of excess mucus. Likewise, just a pinch of cayenne pepper helps the with blood flow and excess mucus, while helping with joint issues.

When using any of these food additives, a little goes a long way. One recommendation is to make a blend of these herbs to use in cooking for added flavor. Using the blend on vegetables and pasta is both delicious and very nutritious. Also, a spicy tea can be consumed especially when it is cold outside or when suffering from a cold.

Laina Poulakos is the founder of Mother’s Nature Store and a certified aromatherapist and herbologist. For a consultation and products, call 703-851-0087 or visit

June 2020




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