Abnormal Heart Rhythms

Slow, fast or irregular heart beat is normally related to our emotional behavior. Do you have any idea, what is irregular heart rhythm? Have your have seen anyone diagnosed with this problem? Irregular heart beat is the condition when heart is not able to pump blood efficiently which results in the irregular heart rhythm. Shortness of breath, chest pain, irregular pulse, heart palpitations and sweating are the symptoms associated with this problem. So don’t take these symptoms lightly because it may lead to serious health complications like stroke, heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease.

In Ayurveda, irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) falls under the category of hrdroga (heart diseases). There are three energies – vata, pitta and kapha in our body which helps to maintain a good health. Imbalance of any of three energies results in the health compications. Irregular heart rhythm is due to the imbalance of all three energies (vata, pitta and kapha).

  • Imbalanced Vata dosha is responsible to cause the irregular heartbeats.
  • Aggravated pitta dosha is responsible for increased heartbeat.
  • Imbalacne in kapha dosha results in the slow heartbeat.

From Ayurvedic perspective to manage irregular heart rhythm, there are various herbs Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Ashwagandh (Withania somnifera) Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Pipal tvak ( Ficus religiosa), Dalchini (Cinnamon tamala), Choti elaichi (Elettaria cardamom) present in Ayurveda which are packed with cardioprotective properties and helps to strength the heart muscles in a natural way. Though herbs take time to show their effects but they try to resolve the ailment from root.