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Herbs for the heart
Post # 1
I was wondering if anyone knew of any herbs that are good for people that have heart problems. I know Rosemary is supposed to be helpful but I want to know if there is anything else.
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Re: Herbs for the heart
Post # 2
Oh and I know about garlic too. lol
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Post # 3
There are numerous herbs for your heart that really resist and protect your heart from unwanted diseases.
Herbs - Best Remedy For Your Heart
Herbs are best weapons to fight against heart diseases. Herbs not only repair the damage but also reduce your cholesterol levels. Some of the herbs best for your heart are:

Hawthorn Berries
Hawthorn berries heal and repair heart tissue; while giving soothing effect to the heart.

Garlic is an excellent remedy to reduce the cholesterol levels and helps prevent and treat cardiovascular disease in many cases. This spice is a perennial herb whose bulb is composed of small cloves and is readily identifiable by its peculiar odor. Garlic flowers grow in mid-summer and the colors range from pink to white; the flowers are quite edible.

This herb repair and heal the damaged heart.

It is an annual plant growing to more than 15 inches tall. pansy produces many seeds sprouting so readily that it reappears perennial. Its flowers (May-September) measure 1/2-1 inches and they display patterns of purple, white, and yellow.

The bark of the cinchona reduces the heart rate and improves the irregularity in the heart beat.

Oswego Tea
The erect square, grooved stems of this perennial grows up to three feet tall, bear greenish rough leaves ds. The Oswego Indians of western New York made tea from the dried aromatic leaves of Monarda didyma. It has number of medicinal properties.

Cayenne Herbs
Cayenne herb also is more powerful than any other herb. ''Cayenne pepper is prized for thousands of years for its healing power and recent clinical studies have also proved the point. Benefits of Cayenne are many.

Teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of hot water when taken as prescribed will make you jump on your legs. It is also a good dose as a powerful food and provides full nutrition to heart. The warm tea of Cayenne works faster than tablets, capsules, cold tea, because the warm tea opens up the cell structure, makes it expand and accept the cayenne.

Some of the commonly used Cayenne herbs are African Pepper, Aji (Span), American Pepper, Bird Pepper, Capsicum, Chili Pepper, Chilies, Cockspur Pepper, Ginnie Pepper, Goat's Pepper, Guinea Pepper, Pod Pepper, Red Pepper, Spanish Pepper, Zanzibar Pepper.

Habitat And Cultivation
Cayenne birthplace is tropical America and is now cultivated throughout the tropics, especially in Africa and India.

Side Effects And Cautions
Besides causing a mild burning for the first few applications (or severe burning if accidentally placed in sensitive areas, such as the eyes), there are no side effects of cayenne. Very high intake of cayenne internally may cause ulcers, but Cayenne benefits are many more.
Is Your Health At Risk With These Herbs?
Even after the number of prescription drugs taken deep roots in market, people still buy herbs for heart only in a belief that these herbs doesn't have side effects, but paradoxically these herbs to protect hearts can cause side effects if not used as prescribed or when they interact with other drugs like the following:

Ginseng if interacted with anticoagulants, aspirin (other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, digoxin (LANOXIN), estrogen replacement therapy, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs-used to treat depression), decrease blood sugar levels (hypoglycemic drugs, used to treat diabetes) and if used while taking prescriptions for high blood pressure or Coumadin can cause nervousness and excitation. Similarly if it is used beyond the limits it can lead to headaches, insomnia and heart palpitations. It can increase blood pressure too.

If taken with digoxin, a heart medication may lower heart rate to a considerably larger degree.

This is considered safest of all herbs has been found to interfere with the effectiveness of saquinavir, a drug used to treat HIV infection and caused side effects like body odor, heartburn, upset stomach, and allergic reactions. These side effects are more common with raw garlic. It can thin the blood (reduce the ability of blood to clot) in a manner similar to aspirin. This effect may cause problem during or after surgery. So it is better to have a cautious approach. You can take supplement for at least 1 week before surgery.
Some of the other herbs can cause severe problems like:

Increased Bleeding that can occur especially with surgery by the herbs mentioned below:
Dong Quai
Fish Oil
St. John's Wort
Vitamin E
These herbs may Worsen Swelling (Edema) And/Or High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Caution: Some Herbs Can Be Harmful To Your Heart
Before buying any herb to prevent us from heart disease we should keep in mind that not all herbs are beneficial for the heart. Some can be harmful like the following:
L-arginine amino acid
Supplements for heart attack patients may do more harm than good. The amino acid is a precursor for nitric oxide, which has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce blood clotting and protect against myocardial infarction and strokes. It has therefore been recommended to people with problems like angina, hypertension and heart failure. But a new study carried out at John Hopkins suggests a harmful role for the amino acid.

Betel Nuts
They cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, high or low blood pressure, and irregular heart beats. The effects of anticholinergic drugs may decrease when used in combination with betel nut or its constituent arecoline. Use with cholinergic drugs may cause toxicity (salivation, increased tearing, incontinence, sweating, diarrhea, vomiting, or fever).

This should not be used by people with blood pressure, diabetes or thyroid disease.

Its excessive amounts may cause fluid retention and high blood pressure.

The side effects of this include nausea, vomiting, high blood pressure, palpitations, insomnia and tremors.
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Post # 4
Thanks. This really helps.
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Post # 5
Of the above listed herbs I would highly recommend hawthorn. It can be taken in tablet or droplet form and has a lot of great health benefits. Hawthorn has been used as a heart medicine for hundreds of years. It's great for strengthening the heart and increasing circulation which helps to prevent heart attacks. Hawthorn is also very safe and mild.
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Re: Herbs for the heart
Post # 6
Hawtorn is by fare the best one. It is safe and beneficial

Garlic must be taken with utmost care because of it's effect on blood preasure and vazoconstriction

Diggitalis purpurea( Foxglove , as often reffered )is another brilliant cure , thougg one that is handled only be people licensed in pharmacology , bopchemistry and chemistry and homeopathy or phytoterapy.

For tachicardia and cardiac neurosis of all sort Valerian tincture is another good suggestion

Many Blessings

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