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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Monday, May 14, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for Atrial fibrillation - Causes, Symptoms & Herbal Remedies


Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition which is commonly characterized by an irregular or fluttering heartbeat (arrhythmia). The condition typically leads to a poor flow of blood in the body.

Atrial fibrillation can cause formation of blood clots in the heart, due to poor blood flow. The blood clots formed in the heart can potentially move to other organs of the body, thereby resulting in blockages in the flow of blood (ischemia). Besides leading to formation of blood clots, Atrial fibrillation can also be a causative factor behind some other heart-linked complications, such as heart failure or stroke.

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In some people affected by Atrial fibrillation, episodes of quivering or racing heart rate may occur and subside occasionally; while in other people, heartbeat irregularities may develop as a persistent, recurring condition which does not go away, and may require medical treatment.

Based on how occasionally Atrial fibrillation occurs and how long it persists, this condition can be classified into four categories --- Occasional, Persistent, Long-standing persistent, and Permanent.

The risk of occurrence of Atrial fibrillation apparently increases with age --- that is, the risk of the condition gets higher as a person becomes older in age.


The most common cause behind the occurrence of Atrial fibrillation is heart-related abnormalities or damage to the structure of the heart. In addition to this, some of the other common causes of Atrial fibrillation are:

  • Heart attack
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart-valve abnormality
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart surgery in the past
  • Congenital heart defects (abnormalities present at birth)
  • Overactivity of the thyroid gland
  • Metabolic imbalances
  • Lung disorders
  • Sleep apnea
  • Viral infections
  • Stress resulting from certain illnesses -- like pneumonia -- or surgery.

There are some factors which can put an individual at a potential risk of developing Atrial fibrillation. These factors include: Heart disease, high blood pressure, consumption of alcohol, obesity, family history of the condition, and certain chronic disorders like chronic kidney disease, lung disease, thyroid disorders, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.


An irregular or quivering heartbeat and pain/pressure in the chest are the most common indications of the occurrence of Atrial fibrillation. Along with these signs, there are also some other symptoms of this condition, including:

  • Palpitations (sensations of racing heartbeat or uncomfortable throbbing in the chest)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Mental confusion
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Unconsciousness
  • Sweating
  • Chest pain
  • Light-headedness.

Some people suffering from Atrial fibrillation may not have any overt symptoms of the condition; and, in some cases, certain symptoms like chest pain or shortness of breath may be similar to the symptoms of a heart attack.


The treatment of Atrial fibrillation generally include drugs/medications, electrical shock (cardio version), pacemakers, and minimally invasive surgery (ablation). By suggesting the use of medications and other interventions to the patients suffering from Atrial fibrillation, doctors basically try to rework the electrical system of the heart. Though Atrial fibrillation is usually not a life-threatening by itself, it is a serious medical problem which may sometimes need emergency treatment.

Atrial fibrillation can be treated naturally with the help of herbal medicines. Some extremely effective herbal products from Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company can be especially beneficial in managing Atrial fibrillation in a safe and natural manner. These products are completely vegetarian formulations -- prepared from 100% pure herbs -- which include:

Herbal Remedies for Atrial fibrillation

1. Arjuna Capsules

For preparing these capsules, bark extract of the immensely useful 'Arjuna' tree (Terminalia arjuna) is used. Arjuna has proven properties to manage heart disorders as well as control cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Hence, it is used widely for the preparation of Ayurvedic formulations.

The use of Arjuna capsules is very useful for patients suffering from Atrial fibrillation because the capsules are helpful in keeping the heart healthy, supporting the muscles of the heart, improving circulatory conditions, clearing blockages in the arteries, keeping blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check, and treating venous thrombosis.

Dosage: 2 capsules with plain water, two times a day.

2. Total Heart Support

The standardized extracts of a combination of potent herbs, with proven medicinal value, are used for the preparation of these capsules. These herbs include Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Brahmi (Bacopa monieri), Ashwagandha (Withania somniferum), and Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis).

The herbal components of these capsules are known for managing heart problems, supporting nervous control, keeping the heart muscles healthy, relieving stress and anxiety, improving heart function, strengthening the nerves, detoxifying the arteries of blockages, supporting healthy blood pressure levels, and balancing the disturbed 'Vata' and 'Pitta' in the body.

Dosage: 2 capsules with plain water, two times a day.

3. Gotukola Capsules

To prepare these capsules, pure and standardized extract of the widely-known ‘Gotukola’ herb (Centella asiatica) are used. The nutrient-rich herb has immense medicinal value because it is abundant in Vitamins A, B, E, and K. The herb has the ability to promote overall health of the body.

People suffering from Atrial fibrillation can benefit from the use of these capsules because of their capability to support healthy blood circulation in the body, ensure a healthy metabolism, enhance memory, maintain brain health, prevent nervous exhaustion, improve concentration, and balance all the three doshas -- Vata, Pitta and Kapha -- of the body.

Dosage: 1 capsule, two times a day.

4. Arjun Tea

Arjun tea is an immensely beneficial herbal product which is considered an effective heart care herbal supplement. For preparing this amazing herbal product, the bark of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) is used, together with a number of other widely-known herbs including Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Pipal tvak (Ficus religiosa), Dalchini (Cinnamon tamala), and Chhoti elaichi (Elettaria cardamom).

The use of Arjun tea is extremely useful in controlling cholesterol levels, promoting cardiovascular strength, improving energy, maintaining blood pressure, treating hypertension, strengthening the muscles of the heart, improving the heart's pumping capability, strengthening the arterial system, and treating heart problems like blocked coronary arteries, congestive heart failure and others.

Dosage: 2 cups of the tea, two times a day.

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The herbal products offered by Planet Ayurveda for managing Atrial fibrillation are excellent formulations for supporting a healthy heart. The products are prepared under the guidance of renowned Ayurveda experts; and do not contain any chemicals, starch, colors, yeast, additives, binders, fillers, and preservatives.


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