Ayurvedic Treatment for Ischemic Heart Disease
Ischemic heart disease or myocardial ischemia is a disease characterized by ischemia which means reduced blood supply to the heart muscle. It is usually due to coronary artery disease i.e. atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. The risk of ischemic heart increases with age, smoking, high cholesterol levels, diabetes and hypertension. This disease is more common in men and those who have close relatives with ischemic heart disease. The risk of getting this disease increases with age and is more prevalent among smokers. Genetic and hereditary factors may also be responsible for the disease. According to some researchers, stress is also thought to be an important risk factor for ischemic heart disease.
Symptoms of ischemic heart patients may include acute pain due to angina or a heart attack. Symptoms of heart failure usually develop slowly over time. However, common symptoms of ischemic heart diseases include cough, fatigue, weakness, faintness, irregular or fast pulse, palpitations, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, swelling of feet and ankles, swelling of the abdomen etc.
Conventional treatment of ischemic heart mostly employs surgery and drugs to treat the symptoms of this cardiovascular disease. But rarely it gets to the root cause of the disease. The most useful methods for diagnosing of early ischemic heart disease are electrocardiogram, radioisotope studies and echo-cardiography. Other procedures may include positron emission tomography.
Herbal treatment comprises of natural herbs which boost the body's healing powers and focus on removing the cause of the disease. The herbal remedies aim at reversing the underlying cause of ischemic heart disease. Diet and lifestyle changes are perhaps the most important tools in the natural treatment of ischemic heart disease. Most doctors recommend a diet devoid of animal products and very low in fats and cholesterol. Smoking and drinking alcohol should be completely avoided. The patients are also advised a program of moderate exercise daily.
Ayurveda is the traditional Indian way of healing various ailments. It has become a global phenomenon now and a majority of people are using the benefits of Ayurveda across the world. Infact, they are getting relief from various diseases and dis-orders in the most traditional way. The herbal remedies are free from chemicals and without any side-effects. Most ayurvedic herbs help people to lead a healthy life.
According to Ayurveda, ischemic heart disease is known as 'Hridroga'. There are five clinical descriptions of hridroga and it is based on vitiated doshas and other causes. Acute pain having a shifting nature is known as 'vata' heart disease. Pain with a burning sensation is called 'pitta' heart disease. Mild pain associated with heaviness, nausea and cough is called 'kapha' heart disease. And if all symptoms are present, then it is known as as 'tridosha heart disease'.
In Ayurveda, kapha i.e. hardening of arteries is the major underlying mechanism of ischemic heart disease. Various herbs are used in the ayurveda system of medicine for the protection of heart. Arjuna is a unique herb that helps maintain a healthy heart and reduces the effects of stress and nervousness. Arjuna promotes effective cardiac functioning and regulates blood pressure. Arjuna is used as an adjuvant in ischemic heart disease.
Herbal Remedies for Ischemic Heart Disease
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- Arjun Tea : 1-2 Cups, twice daily.
- Total Heart Support : 2 Capsules, twice daily with plain water, half an hour after meals.
- Arjuna Capsules : 2 Capsules, twice daily with plain water after meals.
1. Arjuna Capsules
Arjun tree is a panacea remedy in cardiovascular problems. Arjuna capsules are made from Terminalia arjun bark extract. The extract contains acids (arjunic acid, gallic acid, ellagic acid and terminic acid), glycosides (arjunetin, arjunine, arjunetosides I, II, III, IV) and strong antioxidants such as flavons (arjunone, arjunolone, leteilin), tannins, oligomeric and proanthocyanidins, some minerals like magnesium, calcium, zinc and copper. It also possesses anti-ischemic properties.
Very useful in treating ischemic heart diseases. It brings down high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high triglycerides levels. It is also used to treat diabetes as adjuvant to other diabetes supplements and deep vein thrombosis.
2. Arjun Tea
Arjun tea not only lowers blood pressure and high cholesterol levels but also strengthens heart muscles. Arjun tea contains natural flavonoids, antioxidants cardiac glycosides and it is rich in natural Co-enzyme Q 10 which make this tea very effective in treating heart ailments. Terminalia arjuna bark extract is a panacea remedy for cardiovascular and circulatory ailments.
Arjun tea effectively treats fatigue, blocked arteries, cardiovascular ailments, circulatory ailments and congestive heart failure. It improves pumping capacity of heart by providing strength to heart muscles and by strengthening the vascular system. It tones up and strengthens the arterial system. It corrects bone density. Some heart related ailments such as angina, myocardial infarction, mitral regurgitation, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, coronary artery diseases and ventricular failure can be treated effectively by drinking arjun tea. It also regulates pitta and hence controls anger, frustration, aggression and nervousness.
3. Total Heart Support
The prime ingredient is Arjun bark extract along with extract of Ashwagandha, Brahmi and Shankhpushpi. Ashwagandha, strengthen the nerves by calming it down. Brahmi and Shankhpushpi are diuretic, cardiac, nervine and general tonic. Total heart support improves heart functions and supports healthy blood pressure. These herbs balance disturbed vata and pitta in the body which are responsible for stress, blood pressure, anxiety, nervousness and heart ailments.
It is very effective in treatment of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, blocked coronary arteries, angina, myocardial infarction, breathlessness and congestive heart failure. Arjuna extract strengthens the heart muscles. The formula also detoxifies the arteries of blockages if any. Brahmi and Shankhpushi has anti-anxiety properties as it relieves stress and anxiety.
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