Heart disease is the number one killer in America. Anxiety also plagues millions of Americans but we often don’t link the two. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (or TCM), anxiety is a direct symptom to a heart out of balance. When a practitioner treats anxiety, we are taught to not only treat the symptom of anxiety, but to treat heart health to prevent more serious cardiac disease. While not everybody can or wants to use acupuncture and herbs (although I highly recommend it), everybody can choose to drink these easy-to-make-at-home elixirs. Of course, if you have heart disease or any other cardiac problems, please consult your doctor before adding anything new to your routine.
We all need to drink, but instead of coffee, a soda, or an empty calorie drink, try one of these liquids to help not only ease your anxiety, but nourish your cardiac muscles. These drinks help build blood while also helping calm the spirit.