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Herbal Remedies - Angina

Angina is a pain in the chest caused by insufficient oxygen and blood being received by the heart muscle. Blood passing into the heart is served by the coronary arteries, these arteries if not well maintained through a healthy diet & exercise sometimes become partially blocked or narrowed, if this occurs then blood flow will be reduced, thus causing the angina pain in the patient.

Angina is usually brought on by sudden exertion (when the heart requires more oxygen) the pain usually resides after a few minutes of rest, other triggers may include :-

  • Eating large meals
  • Stress
  • Cold temperatures

Another common form of angina is typically called unstable angina, as the name suggests this pain can arise at any time for no apparent reason, unstable angina usually indicates that the coronary arteries leading to the heart have become dangerously narrowed & likelihood of a heart attack is sufficiently increased.

Anybody suffering from chest pains should always seek medical advise, there are a number of treatments available to angina sufferers & also surgeries depending on the severity of the case in question.

Herb
Crataegus (Hawthorn)
Needs to be taken over a period of at least six months for its gentle action to become apparent.