Category: Heart Health

Treatment of Arteriosclerosis in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

Abstract

Blood vessels are the artery that helps in transporting oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the other parts of the body. These arteries are muscular tubes that are lined by smooth tissue and consist of three layers. This includes endothelium which is the innermost layer, then is the media that controls the high pressures of the heart and the last is the adventitia. The endothelium is helpful for protecting the walls of vessels and preventing them from clotting. This layer can be damaged due to many different causes and leading to Arteriosclerosis. In this article, we are going to discuss this health issue more in detail along with its treatment through herbal medicine.

What is Arteriosclerosis

It is also known as cardiovascular arteriosclerosis which is caused due to the thickening and stiffening of the arteries. This reduces the flow of blood to the other tissues and organs of the body. This disease gradually causes weakness as well as hardening of other organs especially seen in the heart. Arteries are helpful in circulating the blood throughout our body but there is a plaque formed especially due to high cholesterol, fat, or other cellular waste. This building up of the material around the walls of the artery results in arteriosclerosis. This can lead to strokes, heart disease, and circulation problems, or even aneurysms which can lead to a life-threatening condition.

There are Three Types of  Including

  1. Arteriolosclerosis
  2. Moenckeberg medial calcific sclerosis
  3. Atherosclerosis

1. Arteriolosclerosis

Small arteries present in the body become calcified.

2. Moenckeberg medial calcific sclerosis

This is when the small to medium-sized arteries are hardened.

3. Atherosclerosis

It occurs when the large arteries become narrowed and hardened.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Arteriosclerosis?

When the patient suffers from mild atherosclerosis does not suffer from any symptoms. Some do not even show any signs until it is narrowed to the levels that it is clogged and has stopped supplying blood to the tissues or organs. Sometimes the blood clot blocks the flow of blood and even breaks apart resulting in heart stroke or attack. If the patient has moderate arteriosclerosis then these are the common symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Arteriosclerosis

  • Heart:- Pain in the chest or mild pressure (Angina).
  • Arms or legs:- It is common to see peripheral artery disease which causes pain during walking and even decreased pressure on the limbs.
  • Brain:- There is sudden weakness and numbness of the legs and arms.  Along with that, there is also difficulty in speaking as well as slurred speech.
  • Kidney:- The patient might suffer from kidney failure and high blood pressure.

Complications

Here are some of the complications depending on the blocked artery:-

1. Carotid Artery Disease

When there is a narrowing of arteries close to the brain then the patient might suffer from carotid artery disease which causes the transient ischemic attack.

2. Coronary Artery Disease

When it is close to the heart then the patient suffers from coronary artery disease which sometimes results in heart failure or heart attack.

3. Aneurysms

It can cause a serious problem which is one of the serious problems as it is the bulging of the wall present in the artery. This may also burst out resulting in internal bleeding.

4. Chronic Kidney Disease

The narrowing of arteries present in the kidney will prevent the oxygenated blood from reaching them.

What Causes Arteriosclerosis?

It is a slow as well as a progressive disease that might begin from childhood and the exact cause of the disease is not known. There are some of the causes that might injure or damage the artery.

This Includes Causes like

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • High levels of triglycerides which is a type of lipid present in the blood.
  • Resistance to insulin
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Suffering from inflammatory diseases like lupus, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, and lupus.

When the inner wall of the artery is damaged this causes the blood vessels and other substances to get collected. The tissues that are connected to it get blocked and do not receive enough blood so that it can function properly.

Eventually, these fatty deposits break and enter the bloodstream which might rupture the lining of blood pressure. This might also cause clotting of blood clotting which blocks the flow of blood to the heart resulting in a heart attack.

How can Arteriosclerosis be diagnosed?

The doctor might ask for a physical examination along with the family history of the patient and other test includes

  • Electrocardiogram
  • Blood test includes knowing the levels of CRP.
  • Echocardiogram
  • Doppler Ultrasound
  • Exercise stress test
  • Doppler Ultrasound
  • Cardiac angiogram
  • Coronary Calcium Scan
  • Ankle brachial index

Planet Ayurveda Provides Herbal Medicine for Arteriosclerosis

Planet Ayurveda provides effective herbal remedies that are effective in treating the disease. All these are very effective herbal remedies that help in relieving all the causative factors. Planet Ayurveda follows the principle of restoring all the vital energies. These herbs are natural and effective.  Herbal medicine provided by Planet Ayurveda has no side effects. They don’t have any chemicals or preservatives. Here is the list of herbal medicine for treating the disease including

  1. Amalaki Rasayan
  2. Green Essentials
  3. Arjuna Capsules
  4. Total Heart Support
  5. Boswellia Curcumin
  6. Ashwagandha Capsules
  7. Gotu Kola Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Arteriosclerosis

Herbal Remedies for Arteriosclerosis

Product Description

1. Amalaki Rasayan

It is made from one single herb known as Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) which is packed with Vitamin C which is essential for nerves. It has healing properties that help in reducing pressure from the arteries. It is very beneficial for people who suffer from diabetes or obesity and also naturally reduces the levels of cholesterol from the blood making it best for Arteriosclerosis.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Green Essentials

It is very effective in removing toxins from the blood as it contains herbs like Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera), Chlorella (Chlorella vulgaris), Spirulina (Spirulina platensis), etc. Green essentials are very helpful in nourishing the cells and fighting the illness. Due to its antioxidant property, it is very beneficial in clearing the free radicals.

Dosage:- One capsule after meals with plain water twice daily.

3. Arjuna Capsules

These capsules are filled with one excellent herb called Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) which is the best tonic for the nervous system. It is one of the natural herbs for decreasing LDL and balancing the VLDL cholesterol levels. It will effectively reduce the blockage in the artery

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily after meals with water.

4. Total Heart Support

As the name says it is very effective in maintaining the overall health of the heart because it contains herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), etc. It helps in giving strength to the cardiac muscles and cleanses the artery making it effective in blockage of the artery.

Dosage:- One capsule with water after meals twice daily.

5. Boswellia Curcumin

It is made from two herbs called Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa)  which effectively promotes circulation. It is one of the beneficial herbs which is effective in reducing the pain and swelling around the nerves. It is especially helpful in people who suffer from stiffness or other inflammatory disorders which is one of the causes of Arteriosclerosis.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with water after meals.

6. Ashwagandha Capsules

It is packed with one herb called Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) which is effective in providing nutrition to the tissues, nerves, and bones as well. It helps in balancing the Vata of the body and enhancing mental as well as physical stamina.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with water after meals.

7. Gotu Kola Capsules

It is made from an herb called Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) which is filled with nutrients like Vitamin A, B, E, K along with magnesium. It is very helpful in improving circulation and is especially very effective in any kind of nervous disorder. It is also very effective in treating various blood vessel disorders.

Dosage:- One capsule after meals twice daily with water.

Conclusion

The above article described everything about Arteriosclerosis and its effect on different parts of the body. It is one of the conditions that can lead to serious health issues and can lead to death as well.  So the mentioned herbal medicine will help in treating the disease naturally and removing the root cause of the disease as well.

What is Peripheral Artery Disease – Symptoms Causes And Ayurvedic Treatment

OVERVIEW

PAD i.e. Peripheral Artery Disease is Blood circulation related issue, Thus it is considered to be concerning. Ayurveda is a science that doesn’t just work on decreasing the symptoms but Depletes the cause (leading to the disease). Thus we will talk about the PAD as well as concerning points as well as the Ayurvedic Treatments that can be followed for treatment with all Ayurvedic aspect i.e. Nature.

INTRODUCTION TO PAD

PAD which is a short form to Peripheral Artery Disease. A Peripheral Artery Disease as the name suggests includes circulatory problems, where the arteries get constructed such that it affects the blood flow. Arteries are the blood vessels which Leading to lesser supply of blood to the limbs. Peripheral defines the limbs that are affected i.e. Upper & Lower Limbs where usually the legs are affected. The question is, how the blood vessels get thin or gets constricted? It is because of the Calcium deposition in the blood vessels termed as Atherosclerosis or Fat deposition.

AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF PAD

Uttana Vata Rakta is the Ayurvedic aspect for PAD. As the name suggests Uttana Vata Rakta, Pitta & Kapha gets Vitiated thus leads to Aavarna(Blocking) of Vata Dosha & thus affects rakta(Blood). Mainly due to Vata Pratibandh (blockage of movement) leading to Vatarakta & its complications. In Ayurvedic aspect Vatarakta is one among the 80 vata vitiated disorders such as Gouty Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy & other Vata related Disorders. Major sites affected by Vatarakta includes Paada(feet), hastha(hands), sandhi(joints) & further because of sookshma(being precise, ability of piercing to the deep sites as well) of Vata Dosha it moves to all the little joints & affects deeply to the core.

Peripheral Artery Disease

CAUSES

1. Aharaja (Related to Diet & Food Habits) Cause

Ati Lavana (Salt), Katu(Pungent) , Amla(Sour), Kshar(Alkaline) , Snigdha(Unctuous), Ushna(Hot) i.e. Excessive intake of above mentioned Rasa (Taste) food items. Viruddh Aahar (Incompatible food items uptake), Adhyaashan (Excessive uptake of food items on regular basis)

  • Excessive uptake of Oil-preparation cakes or radish , Horsegram, Blackgram, leafy vegetables, Nisha etc.
  • Curd, Kanji, Sauvirya (Sour preparation of dehusked barley), Sukta (Vinegar), Alcoholic beverages etc.

कुलथमाषनिश्वपाकण्डिपललएकशुभी।

दध्यअरनालसौवर्यउक्ततकरसुरसवाई।।

(Reference – चरक संहिता चिकित्सा स्थान २९)

2. Viharaja (Realted to Day to Day Activities)

Cause- Krodha (Anger), Diwaswapna(Sleeping in Daytime regularly), Raatrijaagran(Awaking till midnight or late regularly), Mitha Aahar & Vihaar(Wrong choices of food & lifestyle practices), Sthoola & Sukha(Obese people & the one who lives luxurious life)

TYPES & SYMPTOMS : Types on the basis of location includes

1. UTTANA VATA RAKTA : Affects the superficial tissues  which may include muscles as well as skin. Thus symptoms are related to Kushta (Skin diseases), Skin lesions & muscle pain.

2. GAMBHIR VATA RAKTA : Affects the deep tissues  muscles, since the disease here is complicated because of circulation of Rakta in every part of the body. Thus symptoms can be related to Bone & Joint Pain or Systemic or till internal viscera.

Types on the basis of Vitiated Dosha includes

1. VATA PRADHAN VATA RAKTA

Vata Dosha gets vitiated leading to symptoms like Shoola(Pricking pain), Sheeta Asehnuta( Aggravation of symptoms in cold conditions), Black colour around the swelling ,etc.

2. PITTA PRADHAN VATA RAKTA

Pitta Dosha gets vitiated leading to symptoms like Daah(Burning Sensation), Ushnta(Hot on touch), trishna(Thirst),Rakta Varna (red coloured) swelling ,etc.

3. KAPHA PRADHAN VATA RAKTA

Kapha Dosha gets vitiated leading to symptoms like Shoonta(Numbness), Gurutva(Heaviness), Kledtava (Unctuous), Sheeta (Cold, on touch) ,etc.

4. RAKTA PRADHAN VATA RAKTA

Rakta Dosha gets vitiated leading to symptoms like Kandu(Itching sensation), Kamasya Varna (Copper coloured swelling), Shoola(Pain) ,etc.

SYMPTOMS

  1. Leg pain(While walking)
  2. Cramps in Legs or Hips (Unilateral / Bilateral)
  3. Weak or No pulse in legs
  4. Change in colour of legs
  5. Cold, on touch in the lower extremities in comparison to other parts of the body, etc.

RISK FACTORS

Factors that increase your risk of developing Pad are increased if person have

  1. Diabetes
  2. Smoking or Tobacco consumption
  3. H/O any family member with PAD ,Stroke
  4. Obesity
  5. Age >55 years

DIAGNOSIS : Diagnosing PAD includes

  1. Ultrasound Scan(USG) : It gives a clear image of any blockage or plaque accumulation.
  2. Ankle-Brachial Index : It gives the idea of blockage by comparing the Blood Pressure of the Arm with the Blood Pressure of the Ankle.
  3. Angiography : It gives a clear image of each and every Artery to figure out the blocked one.
  4. Blood Tests : Blood tests are done to check the Lipid Profile, HDL, LDL etc.
  5. Computed Tomographic Angiography(CT Scan) :Non- invasive test which gives a clear image of the whole body done with 100-200 rays at a time.
  6. Magnetic Resonance Angiography(MRA Scan) : Non-invasive test with clear image of the whole body.

TREATMENT OF PAD

  1. Anti-Hypertensive Drugs– To maintain the Blood Pressure
  2. Statins– To lower the Cholesterol Levels to normal, which lowers the chances of more blockage.

In extreme conditions

Angioplasty – Surgical Invasion where Unblocking or Repair of blood vessels is done.

SIDE EFFECTS

With regular intake of Anti-Hypertensive & Statin drugs many side effects accompany such as

  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Skin rashes,
  • Weight Gain or Loss,
  • Unusual Pain or Cramps,
  • Dark Urine,
  • In extreme conditions Mental Confusion.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA FOR PAD AKA UTTANA VATA RAKTA

Planet Ayurveda Holistic Healing through herbs provides 100% Classical Natural & Vegetarian products with strict adherence to Ancient Ayurveda. Each product is made with purest herbal extracts, enriched with the wisdom from ages and stringently tested for purity & consistency. Herbal supplements can be used to support various body systems & maintain our health. It is increasingly difficult to have a healthy diet  thus Planet Ayurveda offers Supplements with NO SIDE-EFFECTS.

Ayurveda offers Herbs for Reduction of Pitta & Kapha dosha such as

  1. Vasa (Adhatoda vasica) AKA Malabar Nut. Acc. To Bhavaprakasha Nighantu, Guduchyadi Varga, Shloka 89-90, It is stated that because of Tikta(Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent) Rasa (Taste), Laghu (Light) & Rooksha (Dryness) guna (Quality). Thereby, Kapha & Pitta Dosha gets alleviated.
  2. Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) AKA  Giloy.It has Kashaya (Astringent) & Tikta (Bitter) rasa (Taste) thus acts as a Doshatrayahara (Balances Tridosha-Vata, Pitta & Kapha)
  3. Eranda(Ricinus communis) AKA Castor.It has Madhur(Sweet), Katu(Pungent), Kashaya(Astringent) Rasa(Taste) thus acts as a Vata & Pitta Dosha-hara.
  4. Aragwadha(Cassia fistula) AKA Chatur Angula. It has Madhur (Sweet) Rasa (Taste) & Snigdhta (Unctuousness, Oiliness) thus acts as Kapha & Pitta-hara.
  5. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) AKA Amla. It has PanchaRasa-Lavana Varjit i.e.Amla (Sour), Madhur (Sweet), Katu (Pungent), Tikta (Bitter), Kshaya (Astringent) thus acts as Tridosha-hara (Allevates Vata, Pitta & Kapha).

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Herbal Remedies for PML Virus

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Chandraprabha Vati

It composes of the following ingredients-

  1. Shilajit (Asphaltum)
  2. Guggul (Commiphora mukul)
  3. Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  4. Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  5. Mustak (Cyperus rotundus)
  6. Haridra(Curcuma longa)
  7. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  8. Chavya (Piper chaba)
  9. Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  10. 10. Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  11. Shunthi (Zingibera officinalis)
  12. Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  13. Pippali (Piper longum)
  14. Danti (Baliospermum montanum)
  15. Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  16. Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala)
  17. Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)
  18. SarjiKakshara (Sodium Carbonate)
  19. Yavakshara(Potassium carbonate)
  20. Saindhav Lavana (Rock salt)
  21. Sauvarchala Lavana (Sodium sulphate)
  22. Vida (Black salt)

EFFECT

Relaxes the blood vessels by reducing the pressure on the walls of the blood vessels. It helps in reducing the exertion on the walls & effectively manages Blood Pressure as well.

Dosage : 1-2 Tablets Twice/Thrice Daily with Lukewarm water before Food

2. Gotukola Capsules

It is a single herb capsule which consists of Standardized extract of Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica). Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) contains Folic acid which is beneficial in improving overall circulation of the body. Thus acts as Cardio-protective tonic.

Dosage : 1-2 Capsules Twice Daily with Lukewarm water after Food.

3. Ashwagandha Capsule

It is a single herb capsule which consists of Standardised Extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). It helps in improving the ability to deal with Stress related problems like High Blood Pressure. It helps in reducing the level of Cortisol (Stress Hormone produced with increased production in Adrenocorticotropic hormone[ACTH] as a result decreases the pressure on the walls of the arteries which in turn reduces the Blood Pressure to normal.

Dosage : 1-2 Capsules with Milk 2 hours After Food

4. Arjuna Capsule

It is a single herb capsule which consists of Standardised extract of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). It helps with the proper functioning of the Cardiovascular System by dilating the Arteries & decreasing the constant pressure on the walls. Leading to balance of Blood Pressure & Blood Flow.

Dosage : 1-2 Capsules Twice Daily with Lukewarm water after Food

5. Musli Strength Capsule

Musli Strength Capsule consists of Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) & Safed (White) Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum). Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) AKA Gokhru, Puncture Vine is useful in treating any blood ailments. Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) AKA Dholi/Shweta Moosli, Indian Spider Plant is explained as Rasayani (Rejuvenative), Rakta Shodhak (Blood purifier) that helps in maintaining the Blood flow.

Dosage : 1-2 capsules with Lukewarm water after Food

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CONCLUSION

Ayurvedic aspects that have been written many years ago, the manuscripts show the features of PAD as Uttana VataRakta. The treatment thus has no side effects and with treatment also helps in regaining the body’s strength.