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Hi I know there is a herbal suppment for improvoing circulation to the extremities  does anyone know what it is ??thanks
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Hard to say for certain, but the databases (see below) provide some evidence that it would probably be beneficial. Apparently intavenous EDTA controls the symptoms but give me garlic any day over that !
The  recommended approach (http://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/raynaud/ar125fs.htm) seems a little contraindacatory to diving:

Take action during an attack
Keep warm
Don't smoke
Control stress
Exercise regularly
See a doctor if questions or concerns develop


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<font color='#0000FF'>Hi guys

Firstly the initial poster doesn't say if they have Raynaud's (the correct spelling - medical student take note!) so all this discussion is a bit premature.  They may just be like me and be an extremely cold person.  Also with regard to the purely scientific answer - from the titles, these studies have demonstrated an effect in the large vasculature (aorta, pulmonary artery etc) rather than the smaller blood vessels in the extremities. I don't know what evidence is out there for herbal remedies, but I know that some people swear by garlic.
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Quote[/b] (Fee @ Dec. 08 2003,18:27)]Firstly the initial poster doesn't say if they have Raynaud's (the correct spelling - medical student take note!)
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<font color='#0000FF'>Antistax is good for circulation in the legs. It contains dried red vine leaf extract and is available in pharmacies and health food shops. Its good but you might want to check with your doctor or pharmacist first if you have any circulatory problems.
 
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