Strauss Heartdrops world's first 100% natural herbal tincture. A unique herbal blend for advanced heart support; since 1980. Contains a combination of garlic oil, cayenne pepper, bilberry, motherwort, hawthorn berry & white willow bark. Help maintain cardiovascular health and reduce elevated blood lipid levels/hyperlipidemia in adults. Now with European Mistletoe. 100ml
Updated formula and packaging. Now with European Mistletoe.
A unique herbal dietary supplement for "advanced heart support". The ingredients in this formula have been use for the following:
- Both high and low blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Rapid and feeble heart action
- Heart defects
- Enlarged heart
The combination of cayenne and garlic both work to help strengthen the heart and improve blood circulation. They have also been used to help lower high blood pressure. Hawthorne, the heart herb's overall action is to help normalise heart function. Helps lowers blood pressure & serum cholesterol, making it therefore useful in prevention & treatment of arteriosclerosis. May assist with preventing cardiac dysfunction.
Shake bottle before use. Place drops under the tongue, hold for a minute or two…then swallow.
Recommended Starting Dosage: A small percentage (2%) of users may initially experience detoxification symptoms. If you wish to minimise the chances of experiencing this Strauss suggest you start with 4 drops three times a day for the first week, increasing to 8 drops in the second week, then 12 drops for the third week.
In the fourth week go to the Recommended Dosage: 1ml - 2.5ml 3 times a day, ideally half an hour before or two or more hours after meals. Alternatively you can start on the full dosage immediately.
If your tongue is sensitive to the spicy drops, work your way up to the target level. Start with as little as 1 or 2 drops a day then add a drop (or desired amount) a day until comfortable taking the entire dose.
The longer you keep the drops under your tongue, the less spicy they are to swallow. If you absolutely must, dilute the drops in water or juice and take on an empty stomach.
Nothing will get your attention faster than a brush with death. Jim Strauss had his in 1979 at age 57. After suffering a massive heart attack, his doctors told him only bypass surgery could save his life. As a seventh-generation-herbalist from an Austrian family that had been the village herbalists since the 1700s, Jim knew that many of the herbs he was familiar with had a long tradition of being heart, circulation and blood tonics. He also knew that his palate could differentiate the functions of many herbs by their exotic tastes, a skill he had acquired in childhood gathering and tasting herbs with his grandparents from the time he could walk.
Like the cobbler with terrible shoes, or the mechanic with the unreliable car, Jim had neglected his own health in the service of others. The most important herbal lessons Jim learned from his parents and grandparents were that, just as in cooking, balance and proportion are key elements in any effective "recipe." Applying his knowledge, his instinct and his fear, Jim was able to develop his now famous blend in a short time.
At 80 years of age, Jim has retired and "passed the torch" to his son Peter, who has been learning his craft at his father's side since he was a little boy. Jim still comes to the "herbarium" every day to consult and research, but Peter carries on the day-to-day operations and family tradition of helping people.
The Strauss Herb Company
The Strauss Herb Company has evolved from its humble beginnings of hand grinding herbs in the home kitchen for friends and neighbours, to supplying most of the health food stores in Canada with more than 50 unique herbal foods. Strauss Herb Company preparations are now available throughout the world, their popularity growing daily as new customers tell their friends and neighbours about their experience with the products.
What can happen while you are taking Strauss Heartdrops?
Some May Experience:
Temporary Cholesterol increase: If you have arterial blockages, cholesterol levels can rise (perhaps dramatically) if plaque on the artery wall dissolves and passes through the blood into the wastes system. If this happens it will result in higher levels of cholesterol in the blood. This is temporary although it can last for quite some time (time frame varies per person).
Heartburn: The cayenne in the drops may cause indigestion or heartburn. If this happens reduce to 1 to 5 drops a day and slowly build up the dosage. Also, eat homemade sauerkraut, made from salt only (not with wine or vinegar); this can rebuild stomach lining.
Detoxification: Two out of one hundred people may experience signs of detoxification. The Strauss Heartdrops may remove toxins from the body; these toxins may leave the body through pores in the skin and this may provoke temporary skin irritation (rash or pimples). You may also experience diarrhoea, headache, dizziness, or nausea. If this becomes uncomfortable, reduce the dosage to as little as 1 drop a day (do not completely stop treatment) until the detoxifying stage is complete. This is a very good thing since your body is getting rid of poisons in the body. Then resume the recommended dosage.
Blood Pressure: In some circumstances, a person's blood pressure may elevate temporarily. Normalisation should occur after 60 days. If your blood pressure is very high before starting the drops, start with the low recommended starting dosage and monitor your blood pressure regularly.
Some of the herbs in the Strauss Heartdrops include
Garlic is useful to help maintain peripheral circulation and improve general wellbeing. It is considered an ideal food in assisting with lowering blood fat and improving general heart health. It is also used to relieve symptoms of colds and flu, allergies, mucous congestion and to help fight mild upper respiratory infections. It is a good all rounder and an ideal supplement to take throughout winter.
Cayenne is considered primarily as a circulatory stimulant. Taking this herb will give more power to the circulatory system and can improve symptoms such as cold extremities, colds, flu, sore throat, arthritis, poor digestion, fatigue, headaches and indigestion. Cayenne is a herb that will feed the necessary elements into the cell structures of the arteries, veins and capillaries so that they regain elasticity and so that blood pressure returns to normal. Cayenne normalises blood pressure, influencing the heart immediately. As a stimulant, it can start the heart into action again and keep it going. Cayenne is one of the richest and most stable sources of Vitamin E, which is known to be a heart builder.
Hawthorne is known as The Heart Herb. It strengthens and regulates the heart. It is especially good for weakened heart muscles caused by age, and for insufficiency of the heart valves (angina pectoris). It alleviates Hypertrophy (enlargement of the heart) and fibrillation of the heart. It relaxes the blood vessels and this helps to lower blood pressure. Hawthorn possesses a unique balancing effect on the heart and circulation, thus qualifying it as a reliable support tonic in cardiovascular care.
Several recent German studies verify that Hawthorn will increase coronary circulation by dilating coronary vessels and strengthen heart and muscle tissue while acting as a mild diuretic (useful in hypertension). It also contains components which have been shown to improve tone and elasticity of arteries and veins. Hawthorn has been shown effective in nutritional support of angina, degenerative cardiac muscle, heart-related hypertension, myocardial weakness from infectious diseases of the heart, and as prevention from tachycardia and arrhythmia.
Strauss medicinal ingredients per ml: European mistletoe leaf 17.9mg, Hawthorn fruit 35.8mg, hawthorn leaf & flower 2.1mg, motherwort herb top 3.1mg, cayenne fruit 2.4mg, aged garlic bulb 435.5mg, bilberry leaf 1.9mg, white willow bark 1.3mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: Ethanol, water
Keep out of reach of Children. Store at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Use within 6 months after opening. Not for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or for children. Do not take within 24 hours of surgery.
Garlic should not be taken before surgery. As garlic is an ingredient of the Heartdrops, consult your medical professional for advice on when to discontinue before undergoing surgery.
If you are currently unable to do many of the things that you would like to do, such as going for a long walk, digging the garden, chopping firewood, or even making the bed, then please read this carefully. There are two types of exercise: Aerobic (is when there is a steady expenditure of effort. Eg. walking, mowing a flat lawn, or cycling in a leisurely way on a calm day) and Anaerobic (is when there are short bursts of extra effort required. Eg. digging, chopping wood, mixing cement, or cycling up a steep hill).
We strongly recommend that you avoid Anaerobic exercise that you cannot do at the moment for at least 3 months after starting on the Strauss Heartdrops. If you start feeling as though you could easily do these things (as many people do), and you want to increase your level of exercise, stick to the aerobic activities. If you do the anaerobic activities too soon, it is possible that you will experience a reversal of your feeling of improved health the next day.