Home Remedies for Congestive Heart Failure

Some home remedies for congestive heart failure are:

  • Hawthorn Berries: These berries contain compounds which help dilate the arteries causing blood to flow much more easily.
  • Terminalia Arjuna: This is an Ayurvedic herb
  • Foxglove or Digitalis: It improves the contraction of the heart muscle, reduces the heart rate and helps the body to get rid of excess fluids.
  • Strophanthus
  • Lily of the valley
  • Bugleweed
  • Pheasant’s eye
  • Scotch broom
  • Rose laurel
Other home remedies for congestive heart failure involve stress management techniques like meditation and yoga. Keeping stress levels low is an important part of living with congestive heart failure. There are many meditative and breathing techniques like yoga which can help minimize stress. Getting adequate rest is also important but should not be mixed with relaxation exercises. For the proper dietary changes, consult your dietician or your physician. They will be able to advise you regarding the appropriate levels of salt, fats and cholesterol in your diet. The practice of tai chi can also help patients sleep better and can help to lower blood pressure and reduce symptoms. Since tai chi calls for physical exertion, check with your physician if it is safe for you.