The use of homeopathic medicine for heart health has been around since long before anyone reading this was born.
Generations of “medicine men” (and women) have advocated for the use of herbs in various forms to promote healthy hearts.
They claim that, unlike pharmaceuticals, most herbs are safe to use for improving many health conditions, including those affecting the cardiovascular system.
Some are credited for lowering both blood pressure and cholesterol.
Here are their recommendations for the use of homeopathic medicine for heart health.
MOTHERWORT is said to help hearts weakened by anxiety and stress, as well as for lowering abnormally higher heart rates ** (tachycardia) brought on by tension, stress and the nature of our busy, modern lives in general.
**Tachycardia is a heart rate that exceeds the normal resting rate. In most cases, a resting heart rate over 100 beats per minute is accepted as tachycardia in adults.
- Motherwort is typically recommended for its relaxing and calming effect, which strengthens the heart and normalizes the circulatory system.
- Garlic is also prescribed for improving circulation by preventing or easing serious complications due to atherosclerosis, or “hardening of the arteries”
- Cayenne is also credited with helping to regulate your blood flow, strengthening the heart, capillaries, and arteries.
LIME BLOSSOM, which is not used as commonly, has also been credited with several benefits to the heart and the general workings of the circulatory system.
- Its primary effect is to promote calmness and in turn help us develop healthier ways to relieve stress, tension, and anxiety.
The use of homeopathic medicine for heart health also includes Hawthorne.
While herbs are widely prescribed (and used successfully) by Holistic and Naturopathic practitioners these days, skepticism continues to be a barrier to wide distribution and acceptance outside of the homeopathic community.
ROSEMARY and CHAMOMILE are also among the plants recommended in the use of homeopathic medicine for heart health
For your health and safety, however, please discuss the use of these natural remedies with a trusted clinician, before supplementing or substituting herbs for your currently prescribed medications.
There is always the risk of a particular herb interfering with the action of a prescribed medication or the possibility of it aggravating another existing health condition.