What is the Meaning of Heart Blockage after-all? Heart Blockages, commonly termed as Arteriosclerosis, by doctors, is nothing but Thickening and Hardening of the Artery walls due deposit of cholesterol on them (Plaque Formation). The adverse effect of Arteriosclerosis on Heart is called Coronary Heart Disease. As the blockages in the heart vessels keeps increasing, it also may lead to Angina (Heavy Chest Pain, The Heart does not receive enough Oxygen), and an impending Heart Attack. Now, in my opinion, till 60-65% is not a cause of concern, The Lifestyle, eating Habits Changes should effectively take care of this situation.
Causes of Heart Blockage:
Again, as in most of the ailments, the derangement of all the body humours could be involved as the cause for heart blockages, but mostly it is due Vitiation of Pitta and Kapha, leading to Heart Blockages. Main causes could be Excess Physical Labour; Injury; Reading aloud for many hours; Excess Worry; Suppression of Natural Urges, and of-course, the bad eating and lifestyle habits, eating Hot (Pungent) & Hard foods. Additional reasons could be Parasites and/or Infections. The main ‘Lifestyle and Eating Habits’ reasons for Heart Blockages is, primarily, the formation of bad cholesterol (LDL, VLDL, Triglycerides) in the body, which results due to usage of ‘The Refined, The Double-Refined Oils and the other saturated fats (like coconut oil, which though good for hair and skin, is not good for cooking). The chemical processing of the Refined, Double Refined oils completely removes the Unctuousness (The Sliminess) which is so important to keep the Blood and The Body clean. It is mentioned at 100’s of places in The Ayurvedic Scriptures, about its importance.
The best alternative would then be the use of Pure-Filtered-Unprocessed (Kachcha Ghani, as we say it in Hindi) Mustard and The Sesame Oil, alternatively used fortnightly.
There are hundreds of theory around, but The Ayurvedic Scriptures, Like Ashtanga Hridyam and Charaka Samhita, have highly talked about The use of Sesame Oil and The Mustard Oil as A Cooking Medium. I have applied the change on myself, my family, acquaintances, and 100’s of patients, and all have talked positively about the change. Regarding Ghee, Please use only Pure Desi Cow Ghee, Doesn’t matter if you do not understand, just get hold of The A-2 type Ghee (Production of Pure – Organic – Non-Genetically Mutated Cows). Enough researches are around that state that the products of Genetically Mutated Animals are very harmful to the human body.
Specifically, If Vata (The Nerve Force, or The Air Component, as understood by a Layman) is the primary cause, Symptoms would be Piercing/Constricting pain; Dryness, Immobility, Emptiness, Increased Heart Rate, Helplessness, Grief/Fear, Tremors, Dislike of noise, Fainting/Coma, Obstructed Breathing, Numbness, Insomnia, Dysuria, Dry Cough, Dark rings around the eyes, hypersensitivity. Favourable items would be: ‘The Sesame/Mustard Oils’, Vitamins A, E, D (Natural Sources) and use of Garlic. Favourable herbs would be Yogaraj Guggul and use of Saffron in Boiled Milk. Severe constipation and Diarrhoea may force the air upwards, and lead to constrictive Cardiac conditions. A simple Strong Purgation (Appropriate to the Patient’s Health) may provide big relief to the patient.
Specifically, if Pitta (The Body Metabolism or The Heat) is the primary cause, Symptoms would be, Thirst, Dizziness, Fainting, Burning Sensation, Severe Sweating, Acidity, Exhaustion, Bile Vomiting; Yellowish Skin, Eyes, and Faeces; fever, Blood in Eyes, Dizziness, Inflammatory Heart Conditions (e.g., Myocarditis, Endocarditis, Pericarditis). Favourable: Consumption of Pitta Reducing Foods/Drinks; Favourable Herbs would be: Arjuna, Saffron, Sandalwood, Shatavari, GotuKola, Aloe Vera Gel, Kaishore Guggul, Turmeric and Katuka. Purgation helps. Unfavourable: Hot/Pungent Foods, Salty & Sour Foods, Alcohol, Garlic (1-2 cloves, if you dip it overnight, and then consume, it is OK), Avoiding Onions, Greasy/Roasted foods, Red Meat and so on…
Specifically, if Kapha (Fat Accumulation) is the primary cause, Symptoms would be, Heart Stiffness, Heaviness, Coughing, Poor Digestion, Expectorating Mucus, Excess Sleep, Lassitude, Loss Of Taste & Appetite, Fever, Congestive Heart Situations/Cardiac Oedema. Unfavourable: Dairy Products (I would say, ½ a glass of Pure Desi Cow Milk (A-2 Type Milk) a day should be no problem at all), Sugar (Except Jaggery or Honey in Small amounts), Eggs, Fatty Meat, Salt, and Other Cholesterol-Producing foods. Favourable Herbs are Garlic, Arjuna, Guggul, Calamus, Cardamom, Trikatu and Saffron.
Specifically, if parasites or Infections are the primary cause (Or Even Trauma, Injury, Obstructive Heart condition), Symptoms would be, Eyes get Black; Fainting; Heart Feels Oppressed/Torn; Dry, Irritated Skin, Excess Mucus Expectoration. Probable Natural-Herbal Cures: Anti-Parasitical/Anti-Infection Herbs (Such as Garlic, Ginger, Liquorice, Holy Basil…), Arjuna Churna, Copper Ash/Yogendra Rasa (Tamra Bhasma), Wearing a Copper Bracelet (Obstructive Cardiac Condition)… Now, most of the Heart Attacks occur at Night Time. 1000PM-0200AM is The Pitta Time & Mostly Vitiated Pitta (Coupled by Vitiated Vata) is responsible for Heart Attacks [Go to Page Ayurveda for layman – Basics (Many Sub-Categories) and you would find lot of stuff on Ayurveda, explained in Detail].
“Aconite 200” is the Homeopathic Medicine, and works like Sorbitrate (An Allopathy Medicine), and is useful in cases of very heavy angina pain. As the patient suffers from heavy chest pain, or say, a mild heart attack, just put 1 drop on the patient’s tongue and again put a drop of medicine after 5 minutes and do that again after 5 minutes and after that nothing is required. Now, as the patient gets better and the pain subsides, we have prevented the mild attack from becoming Fatal. What is now required is the cleaning of the blood, and the removing of the bad cholesterol from the blood.
Finally, it may be said, things like Trifala, Arjuna and Saffron may be used in any Heart Related Ailment. Always start the new thing in the very minimal dose and as the body gets used to it, one may increase the dose.
Hope you all benefit from the Post. The step by step to handle/cure The Heart Related issues would be dealt in a separate post/s.
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