Last Modified on May 16, 2015
What Causes Poor Circulation?
Poor leg circulation, or peripheral artery disease (PAD), occurs as arteries narrow and reduce blood flow to limbs of your body. As a result, your blood cannot keep up with the demands of your body and can cause pain (usually in the legs). Bad circulation is a result of fatty deposits accumulating in the arteries (atherosclerosis), which can also reduce blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. Smoking, poor diet, and lack of exercise are common causes of poor circulation.
Poor circulation symptoms include leg pain while walking, cramping in arms or legs after activity, cold feet, calf pain, leg numbness or weakness, hair loss or slow hair growth on legs, sores on feet or legs that won't heal, slow toenail growth, and erectile dysfunction in men.
Natural Remedies for Peripheral Artery Disease
On this page you can find a number of user submitted home and natural remedies for poor circulation. Some of our suggested cures are apple cider vinegar, blackstrap molasses, cayenne pepper, and coconut oil. Let us know what you try from Earth Clinic to treat poor circulation. Know of a remedy not listed here yet? Please don't hesitate to share your story with us!
[YEA] I found this site looking for help for my husbands high blood pressure. I am so glad that I did! His blood pressure has dropped 40 pts. in 5 days by using Apple Cider Vinegar remedy on this site. He drinks 2 tbsp. in 8 oz. of water 2 times a day before meals.
I was drinking it with him as well as he didn't enjoy the taste and I wanted to share in his misery..lol
I have suffered from cold hands and feet and a cold backside for many years. I was diagnosed with Hypothyroid over 10 years ago. Since drinking the ACV my feet and backside are burning hot! I can't remember the last time I had warm feet or a warm bum...My face even has a warm rosy glow!! This is amazing! Not only has this helped my circulation come back but I am finding that my fibromyalgia aches are going away. I am so excited! It is a double miracle. I am so glad I decided to "suffer" with him in drinking this nature's cure!! Thank you for your website. I wonder how many lives are being saved by this wonderful information. God bless you.
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10/15/2011Posted by Jodi (La Quinta, CA) on 09/20/2008
[YEA] Edema, Poor Circulation:
I recently was told by my Naturopath to begin 1Tbsp of ACV before every meal. One of my health complaints has been very swollen ankles ( even legs sometimes) and cold pale feet. It has been a week and among other things, my ankles are very skinny, my feet now have color again and my overall circulation has improved. I also have dropped 5 pounds- but I'm also following the Elmination Diet to identify allergies so I can't completely credit that to the ACV. My whole body seems to have been de-bloated. I notice that after drinking the ACV my appetite wanes, so I do eat less and can definitely feel my food digesting.
One way to know if you are digesting food properly or not is to check your stools. Do you recognize your meals? If you can identify what's there- you are not digesting your food.
I'm thrilled with the results so far and am anxious to see what else happens from my new dosing.Posted by Anon (US) on 09/04/2014
When I drink coffee I get pain in my legs when I lay down at night. I put 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in a large glass of water and drink it between meals, one or two glasses a day if I had coffee. Also senna helps.
Approval Ratings YEA (3) 100% Posted by Norman L. (Abbotsford, BC) on 03/16/2008
[YEA] I had serious swelling of ankles ,feet & legs. And all doctors could suggest is poor ciculation and one way valves in leg not working properly and would have to wear pressure socks for the rest of my life but I was not willing for this and kept earching and tryinng all sorts of natural things but when finally I went back to black strap molasses which I used to take for nose bleeding & cured that and after some time of use I ran out of it & forgot to replace it and got swlling problems but never connected it to molasses but after 2 yrs for some reason tried molasses again and after some time I noticed something , less swelling to happen and gradually dissapearednd not even swelled during the day anymore and so must be the molasses that played a part in circulation for me in my legs and so will continue taking it for this is a much better cure than wearing pressure socks whch did not go to fix the problem anyways. Thank You, Norm from Abbotsford BCReplied by Maureen
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada