Found an interesting article on eHow called Natural Cures for Raynaud’s Disease. The article outlines some natural herbs that can be consumed to help relieve the Raynaud’s Disease numbness in hands and feet.
The writer of the article labels these remedies as cures, which most likely is an overstatement. In any case, it is still worth a try as the herbs are easy to find, inexpensive, natural and may offer you some extra support in your battle against Raynaud’s Phenomenon / Raynaud’s Disease symptoms.
Every little bit helps! Let us know if they have worked for you.
Rosemary has been shown to improve circulation. Since Raynaud’s disease is, in essence, a circulatory problem, regular doses of rosemary can be very beneficial, offsetting the effects of Raynaud’s. Rosemary, an herb, can be added to all sorts of things that you may normally eat–like chicken, steak and even roasted almonds.
Ginger, a spice, has also been shown to improve circulation, thereby making it ideal for battling Raynaud’s disease. Perhaps even more than rosemary, ginger can be added to all sorts of foods to increase one’s intake of the special spice. Consider putting it in a curry, on chicken or even on bread. You can also find it in certain marinades and salad dressings.
One of the oldest trees in the world, the ginkgo tree has been used for medicinal purposes for millennia in places like Japan and China. Herbal stores–and some pharmacies–typically carry ginkgo leaf extract in pill form. It can also be obtained as a tea. Consumed regularly, this leaf extract has been shown to greatly improve circulation–thereby treating Raynaud’s disease.