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 Dr. George Jacob
Heart Infocenter

Holistic-online.com

Alternative and Complementary Remedies Angina

Herbal Medicine for Angina

  • Green Tea - may help keep cholesterol from clogging arteries.
  • Garlic - prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, may prevent the liver from producing excess fat and cholesterol.
  • Hawthorn- dilates coronary blood vessels, improving the flow of blood to the heart. It also strengthens the heart muscle and works to help the body rid itself of excess salt and water.
  • Turmeric- lowers blood cholesterol levels by stimulating the production of bile. It also prevents the formation of dangerous blood clots that can lead to heart attack.
  • Ginkgo biloba- improves the flow of blood throughout the body. It is also an antioxidant.
  • Alfalfa: Alfalfa leaves and sprouts help reduce the blood cholesterol levels and plaque deposits on artery walls.
  • Ginger- reduces cholesterol. It also reduces blood pressure and prevents blood clots.
  • Citrin - an extract from the plant Garcinia cambogia, inhibits the synthesis of fatty acids in the liver.
  • Guggul - This ayurvedic herb is shown to reduce cholesterol
  • Other herbs that are beneficial for cardiovascular disorders include barberry, black cohosh, butcher's broom, cayenne (capsicum), dandelion, ginseng, and valerian root.

Caution: Do not use barberry or black cohosh during pregnancy. Do not use ginseng if you have high blood pressure. Also avoid the herbs ephedra (ma huang) and licorice, as they cause a rise in blood pressure.

Caution: These remedies are not meant to be used as a treatment for heart attack. If you suspect a heart attack, seek emergency medical treatment immediately.

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