Angina

Angina Overview:

Angina pectoris is the result of ischemia affecting the heart muscle. This condition is generally briught on by a partial occlusion of the coronary arteries. Symptoms tend to appear after physical exertion, but can also appear at rest. 


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Therapeutic Aims:

1. Improve Coronary Blood Flow

Crataegus is the key herb for angina.

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2. Reduce Platelet Aggregation

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  • Fibrinolytics
  • Antiplatelets

3. Imporve Hypertension If Present

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  • Vasodilators
  • Diuretics (Gentle)

4. Treat Hypercholesterolemia If Present

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  • High Fiber
  • Bitters
  • Choleretics
  • Cholagogues

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Differential Diagnosis:

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Herbs For Angina

  • crataegus - key herb
  • terminalia arjuna - key herb
  • inula racemosa - key herb
  • gingko - imporves coronary blood flow
  • salvia miltorrhiza - cardioprotective, vasodilator, antiplatelet
  • astragalus
  • korean red ginseng - improves coronary flow reserve
  • coleus - antiplatelet
  • ginger - antiplatelet
  • turmeric - antiplatelet
  • capsicum - fibrinolytic
  • tilia - vaasodilator
  • cramp bark - vasodilator
  • valerian - calming to imporve the side effects of some of the other herbs given
  • cordyalis - calming to imporve the side effects of some of the other herbs given

Sample Formula For Angina:

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Author:

Justin Cooke

The Sunlight Experiment


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