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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Herbal Remedies for LAD Blockage - Heart Attack

LAD Blockage is the short name for Left Anterior Descending Artery Blockage. Commonly, we know it as Heart Attack and the cardiologists worldwide informally call it Widowmaker. So, it also has a name as Widowmaker Heart Attack. Its different names clearly explain a lot about this disease including its threat in life. But, the good thing is we can prevent and treat it. How and what are the factors responsible for it? Being connected to the natural field of medicine, Ayurveda, we focus on prevention more than the cure thus finding the root cause behind the disease is our first and foremost act. So, let's start to find the answers to all the above questions.

LAD Blockage


We all are well aware with the blockage word, which means to stop. Our heart has three arteries, one in the right and two in the left side. LAD i.e., Left Anterior Descending Artery, which is located at left, is the largest and most vital blood vessel of our heart. It ensures the proper functioning of heart by supplying almost half of the total the required blood to the heart muscles. Thus, any problem in such an important vessel can be really risky for the life of a person. But, finding it at initial stage and preventing further injury can help us to lower the risk of its dangerous consequence. As its symptoms rapidly increase from mild to severe due to which it is termed as Widowmaker. For taking the fruitful preventive measures, we should know about its causes and symptoms.


The primary cause of the disease is the complete blockage of LAD arteries accompanied by our unhealthy diet and lifestyle. Following are the factors that are found responsible for this blockage.

  • High LDL / Bad Cholesterol
  • Plaque in Vessels
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Family History
  • Smoking and Drinking
  • Obesity
  • Unhealthy Fats and Packaged & Processed Food
  • High BP
  • Diabetes
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Older Age
  • Stress, Anxiety and Depression
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)


The symptoms of LAD Blockage are like the other types of Heart Attack and may not get your attention until the affected person gets a heart attack or any related heart problem. The signs vary person to person. The adjoining of the plaque and high cholesterol in the heart starts to form blood clots, which in turn shows the following signs:

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Arteries hardening
  • Radiating Pain in the body (Arms, legs, back, neck, jaw, etc.)
  • Heartburn
  • Abdominal pain
  • Feeling of stretched muscles
  • Breathing problem
  • Panic and anxiety for no reason
  • Excessive sweating
  • Low energy levels


As we have discussed about the maximum details of LAD Blockage, we are well-known to the fact that no prevention or timely treatment of this blockage will lead to a Cardiac Arrest / Heart Attack. Moreover, depending upon the symptoms and the person's reaction to the situation, it can result in death.


Herbs, the natural ingredients available to support and improve our health are well potent for this condition also. We just need to get the correct ones for the sake of our heart's health and we can easily let it stay healthy and protected against these hazards. The Ayurveda experts of Planet Ayurveda, who continuously work to serve the society with the best of nature's healing ingredients, also have some herbal supplements in their range of products. These supplements are finely prepared using the purest natural extracts and medically effective parts of the herbs. Many efficacious herbs are being provided separately as well as in combined forms as per the requirements and demands of the human's health. Likewise, for preventing and treating LAD blockage, the useful herbs are as follows:

  1. Arjun Tea
  2. Guggul Capsules
  3. Arjuna Capsules
  4. Total Heart Support

Herbal Remedies for LAD Blockage


1. Arjun Tea

Arjun Tea is a very remarkable formulation of Planet Ayurveda, which is highly rich in natural CoQ10 (the most essential nutrient for the healthy heart). It is prepared using the extract of Arjuna’s (terminalia arjuna) bark along with Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Pipal tvak (Ficus religiosa), Daalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), and Chhoti Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum). Arjun is considered as the best herb for heart and the additional herbs support its functioning and add taste to the tea as well. Its regular use aids in strengthening the Heart Muscles, improving the arterial function, reducing LDL and cholesterol levels, and protecting the heart against various heart disorders including LAD Blockage. Also, it improves the blood circulation to the heart as well as in the whole body.

Dosage: Arjun Tea can be drunk twice daily and is the best alternative for your normal tea. It is always better to make it without milk for better results.

2. Guggul Capsules

Guggul (Commiphora mukul) is a beneficial herb that can be used daily to prevent ourselves from various diseases. It shows amazing results in maintaining healthy bones, joints and muscles by balancing the tridosha. Besides these, it supports proper circulation of blood and maintains healthy metabolism. It is also good at checking bad cholesterol. The pure standardized extract of this herb is filled in the veggie capsules shells to promote its efficacy for helping in various health issues. It is ok to take Guggul Capsules from Planet Ayurveda as daily dietary supplements to stay safe against the cardiovascular disorders including LAD blockage. It will help in eliminating its symptoms at initial stage such as High bad cholesterol, obesity, etc.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water, after the meals.

3. Arjuna Capsules

Planet Ayurveda’s Arjuna Capsules are made up of the standardized extract of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) without adding any preservatives or fillers. As mentioned above, Arjuna is the best and most potent herb for heart. So, along with Arjun tea, daily consumption of Arjuna capsules by the people who have the risk of getting cardiovascular diseases helps them in prevention of the severities and treatment of the existing symptoms. Likewise, in the cases of LAD Blockage, Arjuna capsules can provide results by destructing the blood clots, improving the functioning of the arteries and doing other supportive functions as well.

Dosage: 1 capsule two times daily with normal water, after the meals.

4. Total Heart Support

The name of this formulation recommends its overall functioning in a well manner. Like its name, the herbs are combined in this product to support the complete heart and its functioning. Thus, it will be very useful in promoting blood circulation and strengthening the heart muscles to pump it well. It contains Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), and Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis). It relieves pain, inflammation and the blood clots in order to avoid the complications.

Dosage: 1 capsule two times a day with plain water, after the meals.

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The herbs lose their efficiency if they do not get a proper support of balanced diet and lifestyle. So, to increase their benefits, we need to take care of some points for preventing and treating heart related disorders:

  • Consume Whole Grains, Healthy Fats, Low-fat dairy products, fresh homemade food, and fiber rich diet.
  • Do mild exercises daily for half to one hour.
  • Gourd juice is really very helpful in treating any type of heart blockage.
  • Restrict smoking and drinking alcohols and other packaged drinks.
  • Have Proper sleep daily.
  • Maintain the optimum weight as per your height and body needs.
  • Go for Regular heart check-ups to prevent risks of dangerous ailments.
  • Reduce stress, anxiety and negative impacts on life and stay positive.


Our heart functions uninterruptedly right from our birth and take care of our whole body functions by circulating blood continuously. So, it is our duty to support it and help it stay healthy always. As, restrained functions of any other body part may keep us alive for treatment but if the heart stops beating, it is the full stop on life. We cannot even take the next breath. Hence, don't choose your death over life, it is natural and will come one day. Till the, live your life completely with a happy heart.

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