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Doctors often prescribe digoxin or other digitalis-like drugs to stimulate the heart muscle. However, an herbal approach using heart-stimulating whole plant extracts in combination with the much milder heart tonic hawthorn is preferred. This regime seems to cause much fewer side effects. Heart tonics are often recommended by herbalists and can be given in conjunction with pharmaceuticals in many cases. Be sure to consult with your doctor, herbalist or other qualified health-care practitioner f
Foods and drugs that increase the irritability of the nerves should be monitored closely. These include stimulants such as coffee, cola drinks, black tea, bronchial inhalers, among others. Sugar holds a special place among agents that are commonly consumed and can aggravate heart irregularities and palpitations. Some of these conditions can be eliminated, or the symptoms greatly reduced, simply by abstaining from all foods that contain more than a few percent of simple sugars. These include
Low blood pressure can stem from a blood deficiency or weakness in the heart. For blood deficiency, blood-building herbs are appropriate. For a weak heart that does not require digitalis, mild heart tonics, or mild heart stimulants are useful.
Hawthorn is a dense, thorny shrub that grows 5–13 ft (1.5–4 m) high. It has white flowers that look like roses and is considered one of the most beautiful of allthe shrubs that flower it....
Ischemia is an insufficient supply of oxygenated blood to an organ, usually due to a blocked artery.Myocardial ischemia is an intermediate condition in coronary artery disease during which the heart g....
Cactus is mainly known for its use in heart problems, and especially when emotional or nervous system imbalances are involved. The extract is used for heart palpitations, particularly in nervous individuals, heart neuralgia, angina pectoris, heart problems (such as congestive heart failure) associated with tobacco use, and for emphysema. Homeopaths use it as well for endocarditis, myocarditis, and angina pectoris. Cactus has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COOL.
Solomon's seal is a well-known Chinese tonic herb that has been used for over 2,000 years to strengthen and moisten the lungs. The herb is commonly used in formulas to help relieve symptoms that occur with weakened adrenals and internal dryness, such as thirst, cough, dry throat, and irritability. In scientific studies, an orally-administered solomon's seal tincture had a strengthening effect on the heart of patients with heart failure, as well as a blood-sugar regulating effect on patients with
Ayurveda employs herbal supplementation and lifestyle changes to reduce the risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) and to help restore balance and health.
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Atherosclerosis is the build up of plaque on the inside of blood vessels. Atherosclerosis is often called arteriosclerosis, which is a general term for hardening of the arteries.Atherosclerosis, a prr....
The high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) test is a blood assay used to estimate an individual's risk for heart disease and stroke. The test also measures the presence of inflammation orn....
Well-known as an emmenagogue, sedative, and nervine, motherwort is extremely beneficial to the cardiac and female systems. Women use it for amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, PMS, and vaginal dryness. As a heart tonic, it is used to strengthen the heart, benefit palpitations and hypertension, and relieve pain of mild angina.. Motherwort has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COOL.
A daily meditation practice has been shown to reduce the thickening of coronary arteries in adults with coronary artery disease (CAD).
Carnitine is an amino acid that is essential for babies and nonessential for others. In this context, essential means it must be obtained in the diet. Nonessential types of amino acids can be synthes B...
Rehmannia is one of the most commonly used Chinese herbs for nourishing the adrenals and hormones (Kidney Yin tonic) when they have been weakened by stress, overwork, or overindulgence in sex. It is also taken for blood deficiency conditions with such symptoms as menstrual irregularity, anemia, insomnia, heart palpitations, and dizziness. Rehmannia can be found in numerous over-the-counter formulas, both Chinese and Western. Rehmannia has a taste of SWEET and a temperature of WARM.
If one has trouble falling asleep, tension, overwork and mental strain are often the cause. Relaxing herbs are helpful here. Avoid working late and do relaxing exercises like stretching, mediation and breathing exercises. Massage or acupuncture can also be helpful. Insomnia can also mean that one falls asleep easily, but then wakes up after a few hours and finds it difficult to go back to sleep. This is often associated with a kidney or heart "yin," deficiency, or adrenal weaknes
Green tea can reduce oxidation of low-density cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol), helping people who drink green tea regularly to have a lower incidence of heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
Chinese herbalists consider fo-ti to be an adaptogenic and longevity herb. They use it to replenish and strengthen the blood and tonify the liver and adrenals with such symptoms as dizziness, general weakness, prematurely graying hair, constipation, nocturnal emissions, and sterility. Fo-ti is also a good cardiovascular herb and has been shown to be effective for lowering serum cholesterol. Preparations of the herb are used for relieving chronic constipation, sores, swollen lymph nodes, chron
Hawthorn has a long history of safe use as the herb of choice for strengthening, tonifying, and protecting the cardiovascular system, particularly the heart when used long-term. It is used for palpitations, angina, atherosclerosis, and hypertension. Hawthorn has also been used for its mild sedative properties. In Chinese medicine, the fruits are considered beneficial to the digestion, specifically for food stagnation with gas, belching, and a feeling of fullness. Hawthorn has a taste of SOUR
Edema is a condition of abnormally large fluid volume in the circulatory system or in tissues between the body's cells (interstitial spaces).Normally the body maintains a balance of fluid in ty....