Herbalist Mankato MN

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.

Thomas Patrick Nobrega, MD
(507) 281-4967
1025 Marsh St
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1986

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Farris K Timimi, MD
1025 Marsh St
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Immanuel -St Josephs Hospital, Mankato, Mn
Group Practice: Mayo Clinic

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John Hardwick Haley, MD
(507) 389-4604
1128 Carney Ave
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1994

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Janice Clarke, MD
(507) 389-4604
1015 Marsh St
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1972

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Yassar Almanaseer
(507) 625-1811
1230 E Main St
Mankato, MN
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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John F Genter, MD, FACC
(507) 387-6266
408 Ledlie Ln
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.John Haley
(507) 625-4031
1025 Marsh Street
Mankato, MN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Ripudamanjit Singh
(507) 625-4031
1025 Marsh St
Mankato, MN
Specialty
Cardiology

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John Haley
(507) 625-4031
1025 Marsh St
Mankato, MN
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Kevin Turley Cragun, MD
(507) 389-4604
2267 Northridge Dr
North Mankato, MN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Immanuel -St Josephs Hospital, Mankato, Mn
Group Practice: Mayo Clinic

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Heart Tonics

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By Stephanie Bernstein

You’ve seen the ads: “Tone your abs—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 does have value. When we “tone” our muscles, we nourish them and bolster their strength. Generally speaking, a daily or frequent workout can provide results without much work. 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.

II Cacao (Theobroma cacao) A natural source of theobromine, long considered a heart tonic and mild stimulant, cacao also contains epicatechin, a flavonol that improves the function of the blood vessels. Of course eating flavonol-rich cacao is not the same—on many levels, alas—as snacking on sugary chocolate bars. Your best bet? Munching on raw cacao nibs or taking a cacao tincture.

II Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens) Taken daily, this Indian spice strengthens, stimulates, and tones the heart, balances circulation, and calms palpitations. Start with a few grains at a time (up to 1/2 teaspoon), and add it to juice. If you feel hesitant because of cayenne’s spicy reputation, start with a a tiny pinch and increase the amount as you feel comfortable.

II Garlic (Allium sativum) Many ancient cultures recognized garlic as a therapeutic plant—the Egyptians, for instance, found more than 200 medical uses for the herb. Several studies have shown that a clove a day (approximately 600 to 900 mg a day of powder) inhibits bad cholesterol (LDL) production and raises the good kind (HDL). Smaller trials have also demonstrated garlic’s promise in normalizing blood pressure, preventing blood platelet aggregation, and improving circulation.

II Hawthorn
(Crataegus oxycanthus) Boulder, Colorado-based herbalist Brigitte Mars can’t say enough about this heart and circulatory tonic, which she says can improve oxygen and blood supply. Rich in flavonoids that protect small capillary vessels from free-radical damage, hawthorn normalizes blood pressure and lowers cholesterol and fat deposits in the liver and ...

Author: Stephanie Bernstein

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