Sinus tachycardia is one of the diseases quite difficult to treat because it’s not really easy to establish its cause. This condition is characterized by the acceleration of the heart rate with more than 90-100 beats per minute. However, there are various herbs with sedative effects that can reduce these symptoms.
Sinus Tachycardia – Causes
The heart rate can be negatively influenced by many factors and diseases:
- – Thyroid disorders (hyperthyroidism);
- – Anemia;
- – Bleeding;
- – Anxiety, stress, fear, panic attack, shock, rage;
- – Chronic pulmonary diseases, pulmonary embolism;
- – Cardiac neurosis;
- – Chronic heart valve diseases;
- – Myocarditis;
- – Myocardial infarction;
- – Cardiac insufficiency;
- – Pericarditis;
- – Pheochromocytoma;
- – Congenital heart defects;
- – Pregnancy;
- – Abuse of alcohol, coffee and tobacco;
- – Drug or stimulants abuse;
- – High fever;
- – Medication (atropine, neuroleptics, vasodilators, antidepressants, thyroid hormones);
- – Dehydration;
- – Pains;
- – Hypoxia (low blood oxygen level);
- – Intense physical exercise.
Sinus Tachycardia – Symptoms
Although in most of the cases the sinus tachycardia is asymptomatic, those diagnosed with this disease complain of palpitations (accelerated heart rate), which cause a great physical and mental discomfort, along with fear, anxiety or inquietude. There are also other symptoms which come along with this disease, such as: fatigue, low exercise capacity, weakness, dizziness and the feeling of not having enough air or shortness of breath – caused by the poor oxygenation of the body organs – headaches, chest pains, sweating or fainting.
Sinus Tachycardia – Natural Treatment
The treatment for this disease actually implies treating the disease that causes the heart rhythm disorder. Sinus tachycardia doesn’t damage the heart muscle, having a benign course. If you suffer from this disorder, you must avoid the consumption of alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, black tea, coke or any other nervous stimulants or energy drinks.
The following herbs will prevent the palpitations by reducing the frequent heart rhythm due to their calming and sedative effect on neuro-vegetative symptoms (stress, fear, anxiety and cardiac necrosis). These herbs should be administrated as infusions (1 teaspoon of herb in 1 cup of boiled water infused for 5 minutes) or as tincture during the crises. If the treatment is a long-term one, it should be taken at night, before bedtime.
Motherwort. Drink 2 cups of infusion twice a day, in the morning and in the evening for 7 days or take 20-30 drops of the tincture, 2 or 3 times a day, before meals.
Hawthorn. Drink 1 cup of infusion in small sips or take 15-20 drops three times a day.
Valerian. Drink 1 cup of infusion in small sips or take 15-20 drops three times per day.
Horehound. Drink 2-3 cups of infusion a day.
Rosemary. Massage the heart area with rosemary oil or tincture.
Mixt tea. Mix the following herbs: hawthorn, motherwort, mistletoe, lime, balm and valerian. Prepare an infusion and consume it daily.
When it comes to alimentation, you should consume potassium rich foods such as bananas, garlic, parsnip, pumpkin, figs, prunes, cranberry, oat flakes, bear yeast and macerated eggshells.