Basically, cardiomyopathy and heart failure have similar symptoms. The heart is not able to move blood around the body sufficiently thus there is a buildup of fluids in the lungs, legs, and abdomen. Here are 4 herbs which are great for these heart challenges. And a wonderful diet and lifestyle which helps a person to live a longer life… and help prevent this disease in the first place.
Hawthorne Berries – Hawthorne berries are those red berries you see during the winter time… and they do have some good health benefits. Hawthorne berries are good for angina, lowering blood pressure, cardiomyopathy, and also for irregular heartbeats. Hawthorne berries are full of antioxidants including oligomeric procyandins and quercetin which dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow. Studies show that Hawthorne berries can help those with heart failure and also helps them with stress and fatigue.
Hawthorne berries can also lower LDL cholesterol too and they are also anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic and are also good for wound healing. The berries can be made into teas, syrups, jellies, and wine.
Dose – The normal dose is from 160 mg to 500 mg once a day. But Hawthorn is a very powerful herbal agent and may also cause dizziness, stomachache, and headaches with too high a dose. Remember, take the smallest amount or Hawthorne that works without side effects. But this herb is normally well tolerated for up to 4 to 5 months.
Forskohlii Root – Forskohlii Root is an herb that grows in Northern India and also in Thailand… and Forskohlii Root has many health benefits.
Forskohlii Root helps with weight loss by increasing metabolism, also helps by increasing the secretion of insulin and thyroid hormones too. It breaks down fat tissue and Forskohlii Root stimulates the digestive tract and helps in the assimilation of food. Studies have shown that Forskohlii Root or some makers call it Forslean can help a person lose weight, and stop you from feeling hungry, and give you more energy. Athletes use Forskohlii Root to have more vitality and also lose weight and gain more lean muscle mass.
Forskohlii Root is great for those suffering from glaucoma because it lowers intraocular pressure. Also, Forskohlii Root increases the output of the heart and thus helps with the cardiovascular system and works great for cardiomyopathy… and relaxes the arteries thus lowering blood pressure.
Forskohlii Root is a great antihistamine that works wonders for allergies and also for asthma and bronchitis… it’s a good bronchodilator too. And Forskohlii Root is a good anti-inflammatory agent making it good for eczema and psoriasis. Studies have shown that Forskohlii Root can help prevent the spread of cancer and also treat stomach cancer. And some other studies show that it might be of benefit for HIV.
Dose – Normal dose is up to 10 mg daily and it can be used for up to 3 or 4 months because it is well tolerated by the liver.
Arjuna Herb – Arjuna Herb comes from the bark of a tree (Indian Almond Tree) that grows in the high mountains of Asia. The herb is made from the bark of the tree which has many health benefits.
Arjuna improves blood flow through the coronary arteries of the heart and lowers blood pressure.
Arjuna works well to relieve stress and especially cardiovascular stress and it strengthens the cardiovascular tissue. And lowers cholesterol and Arjuna is full of the supplement COQ10 that helps with stamina, cellular nutrition, and reversing atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. Plus arjuna lowers homocysteine levels thus preventing chronic inflammation which leads to heart diseases.
And Arjuna is a powerful antioxidant working to bind up free radicals thus helping to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. Arjuna contains lots of great tannins, gallic acid which is great for inflammation, leteilin, arjunone, ellaegic acid, OPC’s, flavonoids, many life-giving saponins, phytostrerols for lowering cholesterol, magnesium, copper, zinc, and even calcium.
And because it contains OPC’s it strengthens blood vessels, helps with inflammation and phlebitis, reduces platelet aggregation, and fights infections. Arjuna also helps with cirrhosis of the liver and can be used in the treatment of asthma and other respiratory diseases.
Arjuna protects cellular DNA from damage and heals gastric ulcers by protecting the lining of the stomach. And kills Helicobacter pylori which is major cause gastric ulcers… and lowers stomach acid too, and studies show that arjuna inhibits cancer growth.
Arjuna powder can be used for wound healing and it can be made into a paste for preventing and treating acne. Plus Arjuna is a good diuretic… and soothes away diarrhea.
Dose – 1 to 2 grams before breakfast every morning for 7 to 10 days. Then take a week break and repeat if needed.
Dan Shen Root – Dan Shen prevents damage to the heart caused by cardiomyopathy related changes. Also, Dan Shen helps to regulate regular heart contractions and opens up blood vessels to lower blood pressure.
Dan Shen also rejuvenates the liver, helps rebuild damages brain cells, prevents strokes, prevents cancer, increases wound healing, calms the mind and much more.
Dose – Most people use Dan Shen Root powder at the rate of 20 mg per kg of body weight for 7 to 10 days. Then take a break for one week and repeat if needed.
Diet – Diet – Diet – I also recommend my Plant-Based Whole-Foods Diet and Lifestyle which will also help with this disease. See link to diet. And be sure to take the vitamins and supplements I recommend in my diet which are very important.
And there are many other herbs and supplements… this is just a short list.
Many Blessings to Everyone!
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist
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