Poor circulation is an unpleasant issue affecting almost everyone. It is most often present in the limbs and affects the blood flow throughout the body. Weakened blood vessels and sedentary lifestyle are the main causes for this condition, which doesn’t require immediate medical care, but it is an indication that something needs to change in your lifestyle. Exercise more, and take some home remedies already present in your kitchen, which will solve the problem easily.


Outside work may increase the need for more water. An adult person should drink 1.5-2 l. of water daily. Drinking enough water hydrates the cells and the skin, helps digestion and resupplies the body with essential minerals. It will also help the body flush out waste products easier.

Cayenne pepper

The cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, a substance that stimulates proper blood flow in the body and internal organs. It reinforces the arteries and capillaries as well. Cayenne pepper will reduce symptoms of poor blood circulation like pain, headache, cold feet and tingling sensation in the legs.

Ginkgo biloba

This natural product can be found in pharmacies in the form of capsules. It’s a great way to promote blood flow through the capillaries in the brain, so the ginkgo biloba is a brain enhancer too.

Horse chestnut

Horse chestnut extract is known for its many health benefits. It improves blood circulation and contains aescin, a component that reduces inflammation and reinforces the capillaries.


Ginger is an amazing plant used for many ailments and will easily improve your blood circulation. It contains gingerols and zingerone that warm the body which leads to better circulation.

Regular ginger consumption is known to prevent blood clots and reduce the risk of heart diseases including atherosclerosis.

Essential ginger, cinnamon and rosemary oils

Essential oils have the ability to expand the capillaries so the blood can come to the surface of the skin, which results in heating and better circulation. It’s important to read the labels on the bottles so you learn how to properly mild the oil before the massage.

Fish oil

This oil efficiently cleans the walls of the blood vessels in that way improving the blood circulation. Fish oil is also a great way to increase the “good” (HDL) cholesterol in the body. Add more fish in your diet, and eat it at least once a week, or take the fish oil as a dietary supplement.


Garlic is a powerful remedy regularly used in many home remedies for numerous illnesses. It will stimulate blood circulation, lower high blood pressure and prevent blood platelet aggregation. It’s very effective in cleaning plaque build-up in the arteries in that way reducing the risk of atherosclerosis and various heart diseases. Garlic’s amazing effects on cardiovascular health were praised in a study published in the Journal of Nutrition in 2006.