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According to Dr John Douillard, globally renowned leader in the field of Ayurveda, Arjuna is a “Herbal Hero for your Heart”. Supported by thousands of years of traditional use, primarily for cardiovascular health, Arjuna subscribes to the “Doctrine of Signatures” which states that herbs resembling various parts of the body can be used by herbalists to treat ailments of those body parts.
The deep red colouring of the inner bark of the Terminalia Arjuna tree signifies the blood, and for many centuries traditional herbalists have used the bark as a circulation tonic for heart and blood pressure problems. Its root system also reflects the branching veins, arteries and capillaries of the circulatory system. Much research has been done into this powerful herb in relation to the heart, and scientists are finding that there is truth in these ancient claims. Today, many cardiologists are even incorporating Arjuna into their protocols.
There are many aspects to the overall health of this most important organ, with Arjuna boosting heart function, protecting it from damage and healing cardiac injury or trauma. In many animal model studies, Arjuna extract has shown to reverse the damage to heart muscle.
Rauwolfia alkaloids belong to the general class of medicines called antihypertensives. They are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
These problems may be less likely to occur if blood pressure is controlled.
Rauwolfia alkaloids work by controlling nerve impulses along certain nerve pathways. As a result, they act on the heart and blood vessels to lower blood pressure.
It is because of the presence of curcumin in turmeric. Turmeric is one of the most ancient spices hailing from Indian subcontinent. According to the study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, curcumin - the active compound in turmeric - may repair exercise intolerance faced by patients with heart failure.
People with heart failure have a reduced function of the left ventricle - the chamber of the heart that pumps blood out to the rest of the body - called reduced ejection fraction. This is linked to decreased ability to exercise. The findings showed that curcumin treatment improved muscle function and exercise capacity in mice with heart failure
Danshen is an herb. People use the root to make medicine. Danshen is used for circulation problems, “brain attack” (stroke), chest pain (angina pectoris), and other diseases of the heart and blood vessels. It is also used for menstrual disorders, chronic liver disease, and trouble sleeping caused by complaints such as rapid heartbeat and tight chest. Some people use danshen for skin conditions including acne, psoriasis, and eczema. It is also used to relieve bruising and to aid in wound healing.
Early research suggests that taking danshen by mouth for up to 6 months is as effective as isosorbide dinitrate for reducing chest pain in heart disease patients. Early research suggests that adding danshen acupoint injections to lipid-lowering medications for 30 days decreases total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad”) cholesterol, and certain blood fats called triglycerides it people with high cholesterol. It also seems to help increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good”) cholesterol.
A member of the rose family, hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) is a thorny, flowering tree or shrub native to temperate regions of Europe, North America, and northern Asia. Though the tiny sweet red berries ("haws") are used in jams, jellies, candies, and wines, all parts of the plant—the leaves, flowers, berries, stems, and even the bark—have long been used in herbal medicine as digestive, kidney, and anti-anxiety aids.
It's also prominent as a tonic for treating cardiac diseases and for strengthening the aging heart, a use that dates back to the first century. During the Middle Ages, hawthorn was employed for the treatment of dropsy, a condition that's now called congestive heart failure. The first study on hawthorn, published in 1896, reported on 43 patients suffering from various forms of heart disease who were treated with hawthorn with promising results.
In modern times, this ancient medicinal herb, which is widely available in many forms as a dietary supplement, is still popular for its effects on heart health, primarily:
- Angina, chest discomfort or pain that results when the heart doesn't get enough oxygen
- Atherosclerosis, a chronic, progressive disease caused the build-up of plaque in the arteries
- Congestive heart failure, a progressive condition that affects the pumping power of the heart muscle
- High blood pressure, when the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels is consistently too high.
According to a report by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, scientists think hawthorn benefits the heart by causing a dilation of the smooth muscle that lines the coronary arteries, thereby increasing blood flow to the heart. Hawthorn is also thought to increase heart muscle contraction, heart rate, nerve transmission, and heart muscle irritability
Jatamansi has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that you can count on to fight various health problems. It promotes hair growth, aids sleep, protects your liver, and lowers high blood pressure. Jatamansi improves learning and memory and eases depression and stress. It may help fight epilepsy, asthma, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and even cancer.
Jatamansi is used to tackle this condition in the traditional Siddha system of medicine. And this traditional use has also been backed up by scientific research - one animal study observed that when the herb was administered to subjects, both diastolic and systolic blood pressure reduced. Its diuretic and antioxidant properties may be responsible for this effect. Jatamansi may also work as an ACE inhibitor. Angiotensin-converting enyme or ACE is a component of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), a hormonal system in our body that regulates blood pressure and fluid balance. ACE plays a role in increasing blood pressure by causing blood vessels to constrict.