Heart failure: all symptoms and additional treatment with folk remedies

Heart failure is characterized by a violation of the heart cycle. A healthy heart takes the blood in a relaxed ventricle, which then contracts and forcefully pushes it out into the artery or vein.

With heart failure, the ventricle either can not contract normally (this is called systolic dysfunction), or overflows, creating excessive pressure in the body (diastolic dysfunction).

In this article we will tell you what symptoms are observed in this disease, and what is the additional treatment for chronic heart failure by folk remedies at home.


  • 1Types of disease
  • 2The main symptomatology
    • 2.1Signs of left ventricular form
    • 2.2Right ventricular
  • 3How to treat at home
    • 3.1Digitalis
    • 3.2Diuretics with swelling of the feet
    • 3.3Soothing
    • 3.4Strengthening

Types of disease

There are the following types of heart failure:

  • left ventricular;
  • right ventricular;
  • biventricular (with the pathology of just two ventricles).
Heart failure is rarely an independent disease. It accompanies all diseases of the heart, vessels, as well as lungs, etc.

The main symptomatology

All types of this disease are characterized by:

  • weakness;
  • lethargy;
  • heart palpitations (tachycardia);
  • lack of interest in life;
  • sometimes deep depression develops.

Signs of left ventricular form

  • dyspnea;
  • dizziness;
  • confusion of consciousness;
  • a nightly grueling cough that can result in an asthma attack;
  • fatigue with the most minor physical exertion.

Right ventricular

With this form of the disease, the blood stagnates in a large circle, so the patient is observed:

  • unpleasant sensations in the right hypochondrium;
  • accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity, that is, ascites;
  • swelling of the lower extremities, which intensify toward evening and pass after a night's sleep;
  • During the day the need for urination is reduced, but at night, after relaxation in a supine position, the patient often feels the need to empty the bladder.

With this type of disease, pneumonia can develop due to the accumulation of excess fluid in the lungs.

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How to treat at home

Treatment of heart failure is a long process, requiring methodical care of your body.

An invaluable help in this case can be provided by folk remedies that relieve symptoms and ease the patient's suffering.

Let's work out together - what folk remedies for heart failure can contribute to improving health.


This plant contains digitalis, stimulating the contraction of the heart muscle and activating the blood flow. For treatment of left ventricular failure, purple, large-flowered and rusty digitalis is recommended.

And for right ventricle - woolly, since it also has a diuretic action that removes swelling.

IMPORTANT!Lumbar foxglove is not recommended for medicinal purposes, since this plant species can have a different concentration of digitalis in the leaves, depending on the place of growth.

Mode of application: Dry the leaves of the plant to grind into powder and take 0.05 g four times a day. In some cases, the doctor may advise to increase the dose to 0.1 g. The main condition in the treatment of this folk remedy is not to exceed the daily dose of 0.5 g.

REFERENCE! The treatment of digitalis should only take place under the supervision of a physician, since digitalis is a toxic substance.

Treatment of digitalis is contraindicated when:

  • rheumatism of the heart;
  • coronary insufficiency;
  • stenosis of the aorta;
  • myocardial infarction;
  • individual intolerance.

It is very cautious to conduct treatment with this plant with paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia.

Digitalis has a cumulative effect, that is, it begins to act with time, as accumulation in the body. Sometimes in this casethere may be side effectsin the form of nausea, dizziness, fluid retention in the body due to incompatibility of the drug with the kidneys.

In this case, stop taking the medication immediately. The doctor may prescribe an intravenous infusion of potassium chloride.

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Diuretics with swelling of the feet

For right ventricular heart failure, tea from herbs and other products with a diuretic effect is recommended.It can be:

  • bearberry;
  • rose hips;
  • currant leaves;
  • cherry leaves;
  • acid varieties of apples;
  • carrot juice.
REFERENCE!Herbs are best brewed for the purpose of removing edema from one species to prevent allergic reactions.

Mode of application:10 grams of dry raw materials brew 400 ml of hot water in a thermos bottle, insist for three hours, strain and drink during the day.

Apple tea is prepared this way:

  1. an apple is cleaned;
  2. cut into thin slices;
  3. brew in a thermos 300 ml of water with a temperature of 80 degrees;
  4. leave for 5 hours.

Such tea can be drunk during the day in unlimited quantities, both hot and cold. For a diuretic effect, you need to add a little sugar - about half a teaspoon to 200 ml of the drink.

Carrot juiceit is advisable to drink freshly before eating. In addition to diuretic action, it even with systematic use strengthens blood vessels and heart muscle.

IMPORTANT! In case of allergic reactions or individual intolerance, you should stop drinking tea or juice.


With heart failure, stresses and neuroses should be avoided. We need to sleep for at least eight hours and try to keep the mood level during the day.The following herbs can help in this:

  • valerian;
  • mint;
  • motherwort;
  • Melissa.

Tea from these herbs for two hours before bedtime will help to relax and normalize the nervous system. Valerian is a priority in treatment.

It starts to act not immediately, but in a week, as the concentration in the body increases and gives an excellent steady effect.

Motherwort acts immediately and for a short time. The downside is its unpleasant taste.

When brewing peppermint and lemon balm, a delicious sweet-scented tea is obtained, but the effect of these herbs is much weaker.

Mode of application: brew in a teapot 5 g of any herb 100 ml of boiling water, wrap for 30 minutes, strain and drink in small sips. It is possible with honey.


Cardiac muscle is strengthened by products containing a trace elementpotassium and vitamin C.

These include, for example:

  • blue raisins;
  • honey;
  • dried apricots;
  • bananas;
  • walnuts;
  • citrus fruits, etc.

To replenish potassium in the body, you cansystematically in the morning eat a tablespoon of a mixture of blue raisins, dried apricots and honey in equal quantities.

Drink this mixture is recommended with water with lemon (10 ml of lemon juice for a glass of warm water).

In the treatment of heart failureit is also necessary to follow a diet with reduced content of table salt and fat, and also engage in exercise therapy under the supervision of a doctor.

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