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Heart Health

Heart Affections

These plants are recommended for all those people suffering from any heart diseases, due to their gentle heart invigorating effect, their low sodium content (which increases blood pressure) and their diuretic effects which has o risks.

Tachycardia

An increase in the heartbeat rate. When it occurs at rest, with no physical cause to explain it, it should be treated, usually, all cardiotomic plants, which increase heart contraction strength and thus its effectiveness, also reduce its frequency. Plant with sedative and balancing properties on the autonomic nervous system can also stop tachycardia

 

Palpitations

This is defined as the disagreeable perception of your own heartbeat, due to a sudden change in it. Palpitations may be caused by states of anxiety, the use of certain medicines, the consumption of toxic products such as coffee, tobacco, and alcohol, and more seldom, by certain heart dysfunctions. Onan electrocardiogram they are shown as extrasystoles, besides the anti-spasmodic, sedative, and heart invigorating plants we indicate, profound treatment of the underlying anxiety is required, as well as giving up the consumption of coffee, tobacco, alcohol or other toxic substances.

Arrhythmia

An alteration of the heartbeat rate, be it irregular, too slow (bradycardia) or too fast (tachycardia). Arrhythmnia may be a consequence of anxiety, of the use of certain medicines, of the consumption of toxic products such as coffee, tobacco and alcohol. In these cases it is seldom severe, and disappears when the case is corrected. However, there are other cases in which arrhythmia may be a symptom of heart dysfunctions which demand an accurate diagnosis by a professional.

Angina Pectoris

An affliction whose symptoms are sudden pain in the chest, occasionally passing to the left arm, with a sensation of imminent death. This affliction is caused by a spasm or narrowing of the heart arteries, which feed the very heart muscle.  Phytotherapeutical treatment is based on antispasmodic (which alleviate the spasm of heart arteries), vasodilating (which dilate these arteries), and sedative plants

When the arteries spasm is due to arteriosclerosis (thickening and narrowing) of the arteries, the plants recommended for this arterial affliction are also used.

Myocardial Infraction

The complete obstruction of coronary arteries, which produces death of part of the heart muscle. Besides the recommended plants for angina pectoris, phytotherapy advises the use of plants to the prevention of heart attacks and of arteriosclerosis, an ailment which causes the obstruction of coronary arteries, as well as for the rehabilitation of people who have suffered those ailment. The blood thinning plants also exert a preventive action.