Homeopathic Medicine for Heart Problems

Homeopathic medicine used for heart problems may help to treat heart disease and the risk factors that cause heart disease without fewer side effects compared to prescription medications. People thinking about using homeopathic medicine for heart problems should first talk to their doctors because some herbs and supplements may be contraindicated with certain medications or preexisting medical conditions such as pregnancy.

  1. Function

    • The purpose of using homeopathic medicine for heart problems is to avoid prescription medications that may have serious side effects, to decrease the cost of prescription heart medications, and to improve overall health by using what is provided by nature.

    Garlic

    • According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, some studies have found that garlic has a positive short term effect on lowering cholesterol, which can decrease the risk of heart disease.

    Flaxseed

    • According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, flaxseed or flaxseed oil can be mixed with water and may lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease.

    Soy

    • Soy used as a supplement or eaten as a food may lower cholesterol and high blood pressure, which may decrease the risk of complications from heart disease and heart failure.

    Grape Seed Extract

    • Grape seed extract is taken in pill form and can be used to treat atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and circulatory problems, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

    Red Clover

    • The flowers of the red clover plant can be eaten, made into tea or taken as a supplement in pill form and can treat high cholesterol, which is a cause of heart disease.

    Warning

    • According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the fiber in flaxseed can cause constipation and reduce the body's ability to absorb other medications. Herbs and supplements may cause interactions with prescription medications, and may not be appropriate for pregnant women or women who are breast-feeding.

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