Congestive Heart Failure

(CHF)

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  1. Support the functioning, particularly cardiac output associated with the heart. 
    1. Cardiac tonics
    2. Cardioprotective
  2. Reduce extra pressure on the heart by decreasing oedema and supporting venous integrity
    1. Diuretics
  3. Support venous integrity
    1. Vascular tonics
  4. Improve stress adaptation and mood
    1. Adaptogens
    2. Nervines
  5. Support excercise tolerance and vitality
    1. Gentle excercise
    2. Careful weight loss
    3. Adaptogens and tonics
  6. Manage other illnesses

Herbs For Congestive Heart Failure:

  • cardiac glycosides
    • digitalis
    • convallaria majalis
  • Terminalia (1500 mg/day)
  • hawthorn
  • Coleus
  • Salvia miltorrhiza
  • Astragalus
  • ginseng
  • diuretics (mild)
    • dandilion

CHF Sample Formula:


Dietary Considerations:


Author:

Justin Cooke

The Sunlight Experiment

Updated: May 2017


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