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Ayurvedic Concepts and Diet for Heart Care

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Ayurvedic Concepts

The heart being the most significant organ of the human body requires utmost care. Allopathic treatment, although preferred by most of us may still at times not get to the core of a disease. This is what primarily differentiates Ayurveda from all other methods of treatment. The slow course of Ayurvedic drugs tend to have a long lasting healing effect on the human body by giving it sufficient time to get used to the change.

Top favourite among most Ayurvedic cardiac drugs is the Arjuna. Arjuna has been found to be the most preferred drug among patients with heart problems as it promotes effective cardiac functioning by effectually regulation of heart beat and blood pressure. It is said to enhance cardiac muscle function and improve the pumping process of the heart.

Ayurvedic concepts dictate that the doshic cause of the ailment determines the mode of administering the drug. For example, a Vata dosha heart patient needs to be medicated with a powdered bark of arjuna mixed with pure ghee. A pitta dosha- heart patient needs to be given a powdered bark of the arjuna mixed with milk. A kapha dosha heart patient needs to be fed the powdered bark of the arjuna mixed with honey or pippali powder.

Medicines like Arjunarishta and Arjuna ghritam are prepared using arjuna making them a popular choice. These days Ayurvdeic medicines medicines available in the form of tablets as well. Medicines like Hridayarnava rasa and Prabhakara vati can be taken in lieu of arjuna medicines. Mrigamadasava can be given in case of a severe heart attack.

Diet for Heart Care
As per conventional wisdom, fatty foods are detrimental to health. However, as per Ayurvedic scriptures, there are certain sources of fats that are beneficial to the heart and must be considered as a part of the diet. It is important to keep in mind that fat-free diets are absolutely destructive to the body as it prevents the assimilation of vitamins A, D, E and K. Fats that are polyunsaturated or monounsaturated enhance the well-being of the heart. These fats are present in mustard oil, flaxseed oil, olive oil, groundnut oil, ghee and sesame oil. It should be ensured that such fats do not constitute more than 15 per cent of your total food requirement. A heart patient must avoid stimulants like tea, alcohol, coffee and chocolates.

At Jehangir Hospital, we intend to get an in-depth understanding of the patient entrusted with us in order to ascertain the actual cause of the heart attack. We strive to deliver the most exceptional and adept treatments using state-of-the-art technology. We aim to provide satisfactory services and give our best endeavor towards keeping you healthy.

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