Save the Heart with Siddha Remedies
A Column by – Dr.S.Thillaivanan,BSMS,MD (Siddha)
Heart disorders affect the lives of 17.9 million people worldwide. This means that heart disease is responsible for 31% of all deaths. The two most common illnesses are heart attack and stroke. Cardiovascular disorders are caused by a variety of diseases, including diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, alcohol intake, and unhealthy eating.
Myocardial infarction (MI), also known as a heart attack, becomes more common as people become older, with an almost sevenfold higher prevalence of those aged 65 to 74 compared to those aged 35 to 44. CVD, which comprises hypertension, CHD, and stroke, grows from around 40% in men and women aged 40 to 59 years old 70-75 percent in people aged 60 to 79 years old, and 79-86 percent in people aged 80 and above.
Various herbs for heart problems are said to be used in Siddha medicine. Their support in the reduction of blood pressure, cholesterol, and the prevention and dissolution of blood clots in the blood vessels. Marudham , garlic, chukku, licorice, sarpaganda, chittramutti, dasamoolam, seendhil, kungilium, hibiscus, triphala and grapes are some of the herbs listed.
Many alkaloids found in Arjuna bark, such as Arjunin, have been shown to improve the heart muscle in studies. It further regulates blood sugar levels and helps in the treatment of damaged blood vessels. You may take any medications or herbs such as chittramutti to improve the function of heart muscle.
Soak black grapes in water, which helps to prevent heart diseases. The polyphenolic molecule resveratrol, the most costly chemical found in it, has been shown in numerous experiments to prevent heart diseases.
The cause of the heart attack syndrome in 2.6 million people is elevated cholesterol levels. Blood cholesterol levels should be less than 200 and triglyceride levels should be less than 150. Heart attacks are triggered by an unhealthy diet, a lack of physical exercise, and a rise in blood cholesterol.
4 cloves of garlic should take after boiling in milk every day to lower cholesterol levels in the blood. Fenugreek seeds can be consumed during the day. Triphala Chooranam, a siddha drug, can help lower cholesterol.
The heart is strengthened and blood sugar levels are reduced by the herb seenthil, which has heart-shaped leaves. Diabetics may use this herb powder to help avoid cardiovascular disease. In Siddha medicine, sarpagantha, a natural reservoir of reserpine, is a herb that can be used to lower blood pressure. The recent studies have shown anti-thrombotic property of Liquorice, which is famous drug in Siddha medicine.
The bioflavanoids of Semparuthi flower (Hibiscus) well known for its cardioprotective property. The anti-oxidant property of seeragam, a Siddha home remedy, helps in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. The Hypolidemic activity of Siddha herb kungiliyam, helps in the prevention of coronary artery atherosclerosis.
It is noteworthy that it is included in most formulations in Siddha medicine.
The herbal Nilavembu and its alkaloid andrographolide, which helps to lower blood pressure and prevent heart attacks, is the most well-known Siddha herb. In general, Siddha medicine’s kayakalpa medicine has antioxidant property. A simple kayakalpa medicine in Siddha medicine is triphala churnam. Anyone can take it in hot water to prevent heart diseases at night times.
Since the kidney and the heart are so closely linked, poor kidney function can lead to heart failure. As a result, urinary patients may drink the Nerunjil decoction to protect kidney, heart and other organs by increasing urine production. Nerunjil contains natural chemicals that can help reduce blood pressure. Mookirattai keerai in tamil, (Punarnava) can also be used in your diet on a regular basis. This aids in improving poor kidney function, i.e. increasing urinary glomerulus filtration capability.
If you integrate a healthy diet and regular physical activity with Siddha medicine’s simple remedies, you can live a long and healthy life away from heart disease.