Signs of an unhealthy heart and how you can counter it with the help of Ayurveda
It is high time that we learn to deal with our emotions healthily as studies have proved that stress and mental health are interrelated to the well-being of the heart. The faulty lifestyle and bad eating habits have taken a toll on our bodies. It is vital to maintain the health of your heart when you are taking care of your body.
Signs of an unhealthy heart
In most cases, there are little to no symptoms of the underlying disease of the blood vessels. A heart attack or stroke can be the initial signs of the underlying disease. Heart disease refers to different conditions that can affect the function of the heart.
- According to the World Health Organization, “the most common symptoms of a heart attack are pain or discomfort in the center of the chest, arms, left shoulder, elbows, jaw or back.
- In addition, the person may difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath; nausea or vomiting; light-headedness or faintness; a cold sweat; and turning pale.”
Though, it has been observed that not all pain due to heart disease has the same signs and symptoms. The more we study heart disease, the more we understand that symptoms are different for different people.
How will Ayurveda help to improve your heart condition?
While it is important to consult a doctor for heart-related ailments, following herbs are widely known to promote cardiac health and help to keep the heart healthy and strong naturally!
Arjunchhal possesses various antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. However, it is best known to help reduce the risk of heart diseases as it strengthens and tones the heart muscles and helps in proper functioning of the heart. It also plays a role in reduction in chest pain by lowering the level of cortisol i.e., the stress hormone. It has strong anti-hypertensive property and helps reduce high blood pressure making it a super cardiotonic.
Shallaki Guggulu is the gum raisin obtained from tree Boswellia Serrata, used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. The antioxidant effect of this Guggulu helps in reducing triglycerides & cholesterol levels and also stops the hardening of arteries. Guggulipid which is an active ingredient of guggulu has been found to safeguard heart muscles against tissue death due to inadequate blood supply.
The principal medicinal uses of Lashoona includes lowering of triglycerides levels, blood pressure and cholesterol. Allicin, a compound found in garlic stops the oxidizing of LDL (bad cholesterol). It reduces the incidence of blood clots and thus helps prevent thromboembolism (obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot that has been dispositioned from another site in the circulation). Garlic reduces the expression of genes responsible for the formation of adipose cells which store fat. It also increases thermogenesis in the body and leads to burning of more fat and lowering of LDL (bad cholesterol).
Methi contains flavonoid named naringenin that lowers the lipid levels in those with high cholesterol. An effective cardio protecter, it reduces fat absorption and possesses a remarkable ability to lower cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL levels while raising HDL levels thus dramatically reduces the risk of abnormal blood clotting associated with heart attacks and strokes.
Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols that help to fight the harmful free radicals in our body. Cinnamon is a very effective spice that reduces bad cholesterol and stabilizes the levels of good cholesterol, thereby keeping your heart healthy. It increases blood circulation and acts as an anti-clotting agent especially for those suffering from heart disease.
Wellness Mantra’s BioHart, a popular Ayurvedic solution for a cardiac care, comprises of Arjunchhal, Sallaki Guggulu, Lasoona, Methi, Dalchini and other wonder herbs that are known to help reduce bad cholesterol, control blood pressure, strengthen heart muscles and keep the heart healthy for a happier life.
The Ayurvedic products of Wellness Mantra are made following the prescribed ancient, authentic ayurvedic shastra, in modern world-class facilities with high standards of testing norms.
Note: All Wellness Mantra products are 100% ayurvedic and safe for long term use. Effect may vary from individual to individual. It is recommended to be consumed, consistently on a daily basis for at least 3 months for positive altering effect.