Author: Dr. Vikram Chauhan


Heart palpitation, Irregular heartbeat, Ayurvedic treatment for Global LV Hypokinesia

Hypokinesia literally means a slow and compromised heart function due to weakness in a part or whole of the heart. Global hypokinesia means the weakness involves all the heart muscles.

Blockages of one or more arteries may also be involved.

Our heart is four chambered with two atria and two ventricles which are separated vertically by a septum and transversely they are separated by the bicuspid and tricuspid valves on the left and right sides respectively.

The left ventricle of the heart supplies blood to all the parts of the body via Aorta. The efficacy with which the blood is pumped through aorta to all the parts of the body determines the efficiency of the heart. This phenomenon is known as ejection fraction.

Normal ejection fraction varies from 50 – 75%.

An ejection fraction below 37% is considered abnormal.

Global hypokinesia often results in heart failure which may eventually turn into a congestive heart failure and affect all other body parts. It often occurs as a result of cardiomyopathies, ischemic heart disease and heart attack.

Global left ventricular (LV) hypokinesia occurs as a result of the comprised left ventricular function which is accompanied by thickening of its walls and the adjacent interventricular septum.


1. Water and fluid retention –

Heart failure causes reduced flow of blood to all the organs of the body. As a result, there is reduced return of blood to the heart. It results in stasis of blood in the extremities and in the abdomen causing bloating, edema, frequent urination, nausea and loss of appetite.

2. Irregular heartbeat/ palpitation –

In order to meet the body’s requirements, a hypokinetic heart pumps blood with more strength and beats faster. This makes the patient feel his own heart beating all the time. A condition known as palpitation.

In this process, the regular rhythm of the heart beat is also disturbed causing irregular beating.

3. Lung congestion –

Lung congestion occurs as there occurs accumulation of excess fluid in all the body cavities including the lungs. As a result, severe patient experiences problems like wheezing, difficulty in breathing while lying down, disturbance in sleep patterns because of that, cough and cold etc.

4. General weakness and fatigue in the body –

Global hypokinesia results in a decreased body strength and the person loses the capability to cope with day to day physical as well as mental wear and tear of the body.


  1. Previous heart attack
  2. Genetic predisposition
  3. Familial history of cardio vascular diseases.
  4. Hypertension
  5. Metabolic disorders like Diabetes, Thyroid etc.
  6. Coronary artery diseases
  7. Cardiomyopathy
  8. Excessive alcohol intake and Smoking


  1. Quit smoking, drinking and alcohol abuse.
  2. Exercise regularly to keep your body fit and healthy.
  3. The exercise should suit the level of strength and stamina that a patient possesses and accordingly he or she should be guided to perform exercises according to the stage of his disease and his endurance.
  4. Manage your lipid profile and high blood pressure symptoms by appropriate dietary changes and lifestyle modifications.
  5. Monitor weight and if you are obese, take proper measures to control it.
  6. Manage conditions that are the causative factors for your disease e.g. Diabetes, Hypertension, Thyroid etc.
  7. These modifications apply differently to different patients depending upon the severity of their disease and presence of other disease also.


Ayurvedic supplements are very renowned for the herbal combinations that they use for heart problems. There are many herbs which strengthen heart function when used regularly and under proper guidance.

Ayurvedic herbal combinations help the patient to recover from the disease in a better way. These are especially beneficial in the initial stages of the disease and with regular use, can help a lot in prolonging life expectancy and reducing the chances of developing grave symptoms in which surgical intervention becomes inevitable.



Arjuna is a popular herb that has pure extracts of dried and powdered extracts of Arjun herb which is well known to be a great health tonic.

It is a natural cardiac stimulant which helps to strengthen the heart muscles and the veins and arteries.

Arjuna capsules are also effective for maintaining a normal lipid profile. It prevents arteriosclerosis and other degenerative and age related changes affecting the heart muscles.

DOSE: – Arjuna capsules are to be consumed in the dose of 2 capsules twice daily after meals.


It is a combination of Arjuna, Ashwagandha, Brahmi and Shankhapushpi. It contains a combination of purified extracts of these herbs. All these herbs help to strengthen the heart muscles and strengthen the nervous control.

It is great for a natural support to the heart that is diseased by coronary artery problems, congestive heart failure, hypertension, high cholesterol and general fatigue. As Global LV hypokinesia stems from similar heart conditions, total heart support capsule can be a very good natural alternative therapy for patients of this disease.

DOSE: – The dosage for the capsules is two capsules, twice daily.


Gotukola is also known as Mandukparni in Ayurveda. It is a great nervine tonic and a superb rejuvenating herb. It strengthens the overall body and fights weak and worn out heart muscles in heart failure.

Regular use of this herbal supplement helps to strengthen the heart muscles and improves the cardiac output. It improves general body weakness and fatigue experienced by the patients of this disease.

Regular usage of the capsules helps reduces chances of developing CAD (Coronary Artery Disease).

DOSE: – For best results it should be consumed in the dose of 1 -2 capsules two times daily with milk or Luke warm water.


Punarnava is a natural diuretic herb which helps to remove the excess water that accumulates in the body due to congestive heart failure in global LV hypokinesia.

When combined with Arjuna herbal formulations Punarnava capsules help to provide symptomatic relief and reduce work load and palpitation.

Chest symptoms and breathing are also improved as a result of regular usage of these herbal capsules when combined with appropriate lifestyle and dietary measures.

DOSE: – 1- 2 Capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.


Giloy capsules have pure herbal extracts of Tinospora cordifolia which is a very effective rejuvenating herbal supplement.

It improves the overall vitality of the heart and helps to improve the pumping efficacy of the left ventricle. It improves the immunity and prevents worsening of symptoms in patients who also have metabolic disorders like Diabetes, Thyroid problems etc.

These metabolic disorders not only are the causative factors but also highly compromise the immunity of the body making it prone for secondary infections.

Giloy capsules help to provide accessory support to the heart by acting as a natural health rejuvenating herb.

DOSE: – The dosage for giloy capsules is same as for Arjuna capsules i.e. 1 -2 Capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

Herbal Remedies for Colon Cleansing


Colon cleansing is necessary for proper functioning of human body. It helps the body to get rid of undigested wastes that could obstruct the colon’s passageway. Colon cleansing may also help the body to eliminate the chances of getting colon cancer. Other beneficial contributions of this process are:

  • Helps to get rid of obesity
  • Good skin texture
  • Proper digestion
  • Improved energy and vitality
  • Curbs diarrhea and constipation


Colon cleansing herbs are mainly laxatives which improve the bowel movements and stimulate the colon to eliminate the toxins, mucous and parasites from the colon. Colon cleansing with the help of herbs is absolutely safe, as it does not produce any adverse effects.

Triphala is a combination of three great fruits – Amalaki, Haritaki and Babhitaki. Triphala preparations are so ancient and explained by our great Acharya’s in ayurvedic samhitas for taking out toxins effectively. Amla is known for its antioxidant properties which is a richest source of vitamin C. Haritaki is best laxative among Triphala and along with babhitaki whole Triphala acts as a very good immune modulator herbal remedy.

Senna is a flowering plant that acts as laxative. It contains anthraquinones which are powerful colon stimulates that relieves constipation and increases peristaltic movements of the colon. Due to which the bowel movement is regulated and corrected. Consume crushed senna herb or senna tea. Take a cup of boiled water and let it cool slightly before pouring it onto the herb. Steep for about 10 minutes and then strain the tea. Drink this tea to get relief from the colon problem. Or steep the herb in cold water for about 10 – 12 hours and then strain. It is best to drink the cold-tea. Or take senna supplements in tablets and capsules form to cleanse the colon.

Psyllium, a bulk-forming laxative, is a natural element that is rich in soluble fiber. A widely used colon cleanser, psylluim husks are helps colon to get rid of excess waste that can build up and cause health complications.

Barberry is a bitter tonic that helps support the liver functions and cleanse a congested bowel. Barberry is rich natural source of berberine. Berberine is a bright yellow substance extracted from the fruit. It has been used in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. This well-known antiseptic is used to treat a wide range of infections of the ears, eyes, mouth, throat, urinary tract, skin and strep bacteria.

Ginger can help reduce bloating, stimulate colon functioning and keep the waste and harmful toxins at the bay. It aids digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive juices. Use ginger in any form such as grated, juice or cut pieces for colon cleansing. Also, adding ginger to herbal tea will help in cleansing colon.


For easy convenience PLANET AYURVEDA presents with COLON CLEANSE herbal formulations like TRIPHALA CAPSULES, YAKRITPLIHANTAK CHURNA AND KUMARI SAAR. These all together work in very synergetic manner to open the channels and removes endotoxins out from the body. Improves circulation and enhances body’s stamina. Let’s have a look in detail –

Product Description

1) Triphala Capsule

Triphala Capsule is a combination of Amalaki, Haritaki and Bhibitaki. It contains natural laxatives, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, linoleic oil and phospholipids that promotes the bowel movement and leads to the elimination of toxic materials from the body.

Benefits and Uses: It is widely used for intestinal disorders, stomach disorders, body detoxification, enhancing appetite, fat metabolism and liver functioning.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily, after meals with plain water.

2) Yakitplihantak Churna

Yakitplihantak Churna is comprised of various herbs such as Kalmegh, Bhringraj, Sharpunkha, Kaasni, Katuki, Bhumi Amla, Makoy and Punarnava. It improves functioning of liver and spleen by eliminating excess water and fat from the body.

Benefits and Uses: The various herbs present in the yakritplihantak churna treats many spleen and liver disorders including fatty liver, hepatitis B and liver cirrohsis. Yakritplihantak churna is also beneficial for certain conditions such as enlarged liver, high cholesterol, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, gall bladder stones, liver and kidney failure, urinary calculi and constipation.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water or fruit juice after meals.

3) Kumari Saar

Kumari Saar is aloe vera juice which is rich in vitamins, amino acids and antioxidants which nourishes the body and strengthens immune system. It effectively cleanses the Colon leading to extraction of tons of benefits and an improved intestinal health overall.

Benefits and Uses: Kumari saar is beneficial to treat acute and chronic constipation, skin problems, acidity, ulcers, diabetes, liver dysfunction, hair loss, gout and arthritis.

Dosage: 3 tablespoon twice daily with equal parts of water.


  • Effectively cleanses the accumulated toxins from the colon, improves intestinal health overall and helps moderating constipation.
  • Improves immunity, balances all three vital energies.
  • Indicated as best Anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-bacterial herbal formulation.
  • Improves digestion, fat metabolism and ensures proper functioning of body system including skin, liver and kidneys.