Treating Heart Beat Irregularities with Herbs

Normal  – Regular beat cycle

Fibrillation – Disruption in the regular beat cycle

Arrhythmia – Increasing or decreasing rate of vibration cycles

Gallop – Triple sounds – sounds like a galloping horse

There are more in the video but these are the four important ones to recognize.

Healing Heart Beat Irregularities

Treatment of Fibrillation – Disruption in the regular beat cycle
-Herbs that repair heart muscle and tissue – Saw Palmetto, Tribulus and so on, most often taken liberally once or twice a day at the most
-Herbs that relieve congestion in the circulation, Herbs that support liver health – Dandelion, Milk Thistle, Calendula – Most Bitter Herbs – taken in small quantities and regularly
-Emotional Healing to exhume hidden trauma

Treatment of Arrhythmia – Increasing or decreasing rate of vibration cycles
-Herbs that support the Nervous Frequency – Cactus, Mistletoe, Spikenard, Digitalis,Lavender Flowers, Herb Robert, Passiflora, Jujube
-Herbs that support digestion – Black Caraway, Liquorice, Plantain (Plantago),
-Lifestyle healing to balance exposure to things that induce extremities of emotion

Treatment of Gallop – Triple sounds – sounds like a galloping horse
-Herbs that support circulation – Mistletoe, Black Cohosh, Nettle, Fenugreek
-Herbs that support sexual function and the kidneys – Walnut, Cranberry, Rosehips, Raspberry, Pokeweed (Phytolacca), Pulsatilla, Tiger Lily (Highly Diluted Dose), Lily of the Valley – Convallaria (Highly Diluted), Oleander (Highly Diluted)
– Lifestyle healing to remove suppression of expression

First Aid in All Situations- Ignatia, Cactus, Hawthorn, Rosehips, Mistletoe, Arnica (Highly Diluted)

My Herbal Treatments for Heart, Blood and Circulatory Conditions

More information on treating the heart:

Click here to go to the article: Matters of the Heart – Treating Nervous & Emotional Imbalance with Herbs for the Heart

Herbs to increase heart beat strength and support blood cell making

Some months ago I wrote about how the quality of blood cells being made in the body lessens drastically when faced with shock, trauma or a life not satisfying to the spirit.

I recommended the simple exercise where you feel your heart beat. Exercises of awareness are so simple, yet their power is amazing and doing them is so worth the few minutes they take.

When you look at it very close, the core of blood building function is a strong robust balanced heart beat. Support heart beat strength and you’re healing everything everywhere. The heart beat is what pushes life all around.

Now here is an example of something like the ultimate blood building function rehab tonic. I made it recently for a child recovering from heavy radiation. Radiation is a shock and the anemia it produces is one of the hardest types of anemia to treat as the very blood making function of the body is compromised.

This recipe provides for very serious intense blood building rehabilitation. It works almost immediately and can change the homeostasis of the body around quite drastically over a few weeks when taken regularly.

Where a person has not been able to respond to other medicine due to extreme weakness, this mix will provide the SOS help required to make the person rally.

In any emergency where is weakness caused by shock of any sort, this would be excellent first aid.

The herbs in this recipe are:

Mountain Ebony or Bauhinia Variegata
Rose Petals
Rosehips
Papaya leaf (young)
Pomegranate leaf and bud
Quis Qualis Indica – leaves and flowers
In Apple Cider Vinergar and Black Plum Vinegar

I make all of these together because the combination works so well and I use it for so many conditions, I don’t have to mix the ingredients in individually all over again every time I make it for someone.

Mountain Ebony or Bauhinia Variegata


We just had a wonderful flowering season after many years of Mountain Ebony. I could tell you all kinds of ways it helps the body but all you really need to know and remember is, it helps a scared or shocked or weak heart, keep beating. It increases heart beat strength. When this happens, automatically the rest of the body which takes its cue from the heart starts healing itself.

There’s this gap sometimes in the consciousness between what a person wants and them being able to invest the energy in that direction. Fear could be stopping us from crossing the bridge from dreaming into doing, or maybe a sense of insufficiency. Most often though, it’s fatigue. Long term, adrenal fatigue seems like something you just cannot get rid of.

But I can tell you from experience, that it’s quite easy to get rid of and one botanical that helps big-time is Mountain Ebony.

If you’ve got that anemic attitude to life where you look at things you like or would like to do and then turn away because you don’t think you or your life could make that happen, then you could do with some heart beat support, and something for PTSD would help as well.

 

Rose Petals & Rosehips

The flower and fruit of the Rose – how blessed are those who can have the Rose as a medicine. So commonly available yet such a powerful helper in all the challenges of life, because it offers vital support to the heart, blood and circulation. If you used just the rose as medicine in your life, you’d be quite alright in the long run.

Papaya leaf (young)

One of the rare botanicals that vigorously supports the making of blood platelets – a vital component of blood.

Long used in tropical areas for its powerful ability to fight the symptoms of dengue fever and malaria – which kill by lessening platelets in the blood, young Papaya leaves are used in my Super-antioxidant mix that is part of every treatment to support recovery from cancer that I make.

I have used it alone in a situation where it performed critical life support and turned a fever around that wasn’t coming down any other way. For a few hours, it stood between life and death, until the rest of the body was able to rally and respond to other medicine.

I consider it vital energy support, on the lines of Parsley for the brain and often combine the two for recovery from situations where blood circulation to the brain has been compromised.

 

Pomegranate leaf and bud

The pomegranate has been used traditionally in my family for general life support. The leaf and bud are especially helpful for situations which have some sort of starting trouble.

Energy confusion – where the person is sure but not sure but maybe sure but maybe not about some issue that is at the core of their life, and they are having starting trouble or having irregular rushes and then blockages of energy, can be greatly helped by the calm clarifying properties of Pomegranate leaf and bud.

Pomegranate leaf is a nervine in its own right; a strong decoction of the leaves can induce and support restful recuperative sleep.

Pomegranate bud is a tightener of the blood vessels – something like a astringent. It just tightens them up to stop leaking and slow passage of blood. It increases the strength of the vein walls and this contributes to an overall feeling of strength and vitality almost immediately.

Quis Qualis Indica – leaves and flowers

A most beautiful flower that blooms in the late afternoon and evenings, Quis Qualis supports the lymphatic system, the parts of us that make white blood cells that fight infection in the body and keep us in order.

 

In Apple Cider Vinegar and Black Plum Vinegar

Both the above are healers in their own right. Herbs extracted into them tend to work on a more holistic level than herbs extracted into alcohol. Black Plum or Damson Plum Vinegar is a powerful dose of immunity restorative nutrition for the body.

This recipe could be improved upon depending on your requirements. Many people need Mistletoe to help balance hormonal levels – it works wonderfully in combination with Mountain Ebony for hormonal balance.

Many others benefit from Milk Thistle, Dandelion and other liver function support to further support blood circulation.

Exercise the Heart Muscle – Hunter’s Brain Stimulation

The more robust our heart is, the more robust muscle tissue is the body. One of the first signs of a weakening or atrophying heart muscle is a sort of flabbiness or loss of tone and strength of muscle elsewhere in the body.

Just as exercise strengthens muscle, so it strengthens the heart.

‘Hunter’s Brain’ is what my Granddad called the 5 points at which the heart and with it life energy is stimulated to heal and strengthen the heart and with it all the muscles of the body.

The Hunter is the opposite of the hospital bed patient.

If you want to heal your heart, a point comes when you have to stimulate it gently into working again, rather than keeping it in an un-stimulated ‘safe’ state – that isn’t really safe because it will get worse without exercise.

1) Sunlight stimulates Hunter’s Brain Point 1 – the Pineal Gland.

Sunlight in our eyes, tells the heart, “We’re alive. Wake up, come on. It’s time to get going.”

The people who get enough sunlight, have healthier hearts. People with weak hearts nearly ALWAYS feel better in the sunlight and take a turn for the better if they get regular sunlight.

Sunlight therefore supports the heart muscle’s ability to expand fully. I’ve seen it work as good as a blood dilating drug for children with heart conditions, specifically those with myopathy (degeneration or weakening of the heart muscle).

Herbs which thrive in full light support the heart though they’re not the traditional first line of treatment for heart problems. Those just happen to look like the sun as well. Dandelion, Calendula, Marigold, Sunflower.

If it looks like the sun, it helps the heart expand.

Once the heart muscle expands, it contacts automatically. As it does so, the lungs expand taking in a good amoutn of air and then release it. A nice good rousing exercise for the entire body.

2) Hunter’s Brain Point 2 – The Heels of the Feet

We’ve got pressure sensors at the soles of our feet. These pressure sensors report to the heart and the heart responds by expanding and contracting with more vigor, pushing blood to the muscles to strengthen them to walk on or do whatever it is we have to do.

It’s quite easy to tell the state of a person’s general muscle condition by how firm the soles of their feet are. One of the first signs of death is the soles going flabby.

Rub your soles together as you sit, massage them, push them against an exercise ball, or stand up on the front part of your feet like a ballerina and then fall back on your heels giving your whole body a start. Feel your hell grinding into the ground as you walk.

3) Hunter’s Brain Point 3 – The Balls of the Palms

This is the area that’s the equivalent of the heel of the foot.

The pressure sensors here tell the heart you’re doing heavy work and need more robust blood supply.

Kneading dough is one way to support the heart and muscles everywhere as it exercises this area. But there are other things to do, clapping, rubbing the base of both palms together, massaging them, using one of those small squeezy balls, doing push-ups putting pressure on this area.

If you have severe muscle atrophy the return of sensation to this area could even be painful so go slow.

4) Hunter’s Brain Point 4 – The Back of the Neck

The back of the neck is, in our time, a highly stressed area. It’s a place with environmental sensors. It’s where we feel it when we have to turn around suddenly, where we feel it when someone’s staring at us from behind.

Heart tension and pain can be relieved by massaging this area, and wonderfully enough, the heart can be stimulated by massaging it, enlivening it.

For those who have spent months in hospital with heart problems, even though this area is often tender and hypersensitive, pressing here, helps the body get back muscle tone by stimulating the heart.

When we press this Hunter’s Brain point, we are telling the heart, “I need to live, I need to work in this environment, I want to use my instincts, now come on, make it happen.”

5) Hunter’s Brain Point 5 – The Seat of the Body

The butt’s got pressure sensors connected straight to the heart.

Any kind of heart condition where there’s been shock involved, is relieved by pressuring the butt. Massage would work well, but sitting on a hard surface and rocking back and forth seems to have the quickest results.

Those with angina or heart pain will find it giving pain relief almost instantly as it comforts the nerve endings in the heart muscle.

When the Hunter sits down, the message goes to the heart, “We’re alright. We’re alright. Yes it’s been hard but we’re alright.”

This triggers off all kinds of healing processes in the body, especially for those with overworked nerves.

Nervous & Emotional Healing with Cardio-Restorative Herbs

I’m a veteran of heart problems having had cardiac insufficiency due to trauma since the age of 8 and actually had two cardiac arrests at the age of 19. I was told then that there was no chance of a normal life ahead for me. They said I’d live only with the help of drugs to keep my heart beating regularly enough, and things like having a baby would be at the risk of death, unlikely anyway as I wouldn’t be able to cope with the increased heart rate that’s part of sex.

My Great-Great Grandad John Waltham didn’t even hear me out when I started telling him all that. He put me on the path to healing my heart and in the process over the years I used what I’d learned to help others – people and animals.

I’ve learned that if someone has a problem with their emotions – whether their heart is broken by a tragedy or a loss, or whether they experience un-explainable sorrow, or whether they feel emotionless and blocked up – a common experience for those with depression, all these can be helped in big ways with herbs that have traditionally been used to support and heal the physical heart.

Of course, just as there’s no point filling up your car’s tank with fuel if you don’t actually turn it on and go somewhere, so there’s no point taking herbs for healing, if you don’t use that support to find out what’s troubling you emotionally and face it. I wish they’d taught us that skill in school or at home growing up – it would’ve saved so many such pain.

But coming back to the herbs. The following are some of my most favorite herbs that not only heal the heart, but help the nervous system frequency get back to normal and help the person emotionally.

St. Ignatius Bean – Strychnos ignatii


or Ignatia is considered first aid because it sort of shocks the heart and the nervous system (taken in a tiny dose of course). The resulting effect has been called similar to Prozac.

What it does is deliver a tiny shock that stimulates the body into reacting to the shock with natural calming and soothing processes.

Now if someone had actually shocked our physically heart, the body would respond to that with all our natural healing processes starting up.

But the need for botanicals like Ignatia arise when the ‘hit’ or the ‘shock’ is an emotional one, and we suppress that from our awareness for whatever reason. In that case, for a long while the tissues of our body hold the tension, the nerves around the tissues stay magnetized in a particular high-tension frequency waiting for relaxation and release.

If that does not happen in a timely fashion, the tension everywhere gets conveyed to the heart through the blood and the heart – a healthy one at least does try to make the person aware that something’s wrong.

The feeling of tightness in the chest, the feeling of the heart fluttering, the feeling of the heart beating faster, all these are not just things for people with heart problems, they are the every day experience of humans of all ages everywhere. They are part of our inbuilt life experience, to help us make sense of what’s happening with us, to show us the paths to take in life.

And they have powerful effects on the rest of our body as well.

But all that is numbed down if we have an attitude of emotional suppression.

And that’s when we need plants like St. Ignatius Bean, that TELL the heart, “You, Yes You”. And then deliver a much required SLAP.

It won’t replace actual emotional awareness, but it does make the body react bringing relief to the entire system at least in the moment.

Read more about how St.Ignatius Bean works:
Herbs to Demagnetize the Body for Cell Regeneration
Herbal Medicine for Vaccination Recovery & Side-effects

Lily of the Valley – Convallaria

Lily of the Valley causes a sort of spasm in the muscles of the body – remember the heart IS a muscle – because it gets the tiny little nerve endings on the muscles to change their frequency – a frequency brought on by trauma.

I have used it as first aid several times to relieve the pain after an emotional drama makes the nervous system and the heart all clenched up and tense and painful.

One drop of Lily of the Valley to 100ml of water, and that taken one drop, is enough to give considerable pain relief almost immediately just because of the relaxation of the nerve endings around the heart. Used with other heart support herbs it’s just wonderful altogether.

Cactus Grandiflora

Cactus stabilizes the nervous frequency and with it the heart beat.

Just like everything in nature moves to a beat, so our bodies move to the beat of our heart.

Imagine what would happen if in an orchestra, the conductor, the person who keeps beat so that the violins can play in harmony with the trumpets and the pianist and all the other players, forgets a beat or two, or just loses it and jerks about.

Cactus is medicine for the conductor of the music of our bodies and souls- the Heart. It soothes, inspires stability and calm.

You see the Cactus is a plant that doesn’t exactly grow in the most eay places to grow. A desert plant, it knows to wait. It feels the heat in the day without the drama plants from the temperate zones would go through, and it feels the cold desert nights just as calmly. When it has resources, it uses them frugally, storing up the rest. As if to prove that drama is not required to produce the most beautiful things, it puts out beautiful flowers and fruit that is food for living beings all around, just like those plants that grow with plenty of water and in rich soil. Such a wonderful gift to mankind, is Cactus, and such wonderful medicine for the heart and the whole body.

If you go through emotional extremes, Cactus will help you, it knows how to deal with extremes.

Rosehips

The Rose is about courage. Plain and simple. Physically, emotionally, everyone’s got a different experience, and there’s a lot written about the Vitamin C in Rosehips and all that. It all however comes down to one thing, it gives the heart and the body strength, and it gives the soul the feeling of being able to do what the person wants to do.

A lot of our emotional problems, depression and so on stem from feeling unable to do what we have to do to get where we want to get. It’s sad when a peson believes they just don’t have it in them to do what their soul longs to more than anything else. Life itself seems pointless unless we’re moving towards our dream.

Hawthorn or Crategeus

Hawthorn
Hawthorn

The Heart deeply and powerfully affects the hormonal situation in the body, influencing the balance (or imbalance) between male-female, hot-cold, active-resting hormones in the body.

Hawthorn helps those who have had trauma in the long term that has resulted in hormonal imbalance of any sort. Depression, inability to enjoy every day life, sexual deficiency, sensory deficiency, are all rooted in the heart’s not being able to play its role in the hormonal processes of the body well enough.

Hawthorn helps clear up blocked pathways, making blood flow easier. It balances flow of rhythm and circulation between the various compartments of the heart itself.

It strengthens the heart, toning its very tissue and with a stronger heartbeat so much in the body feels better already.

Both as first aid and as part of long term rehabilitation, Hawthorn is just wonderful.

Nettle – Urticaria

Nettle doesn’t have to be taken in big doses – which can have laxative effects – to support a heart that’s weak or inefficient because of sluggishness.

How does a heart go sluggish? A life of not getting enough real holistic stimulation can make the heart disinterested and withdrawing to the point of stopping responding to sensory stimulus even.

Our world is full of ways to stimulate the mind, the senses, the body, but these ignore the heart and the emotions for the most part. Exposure to this on a daily basis, leaving the heart behind, makes it withdraw and atrophy.

A whole lot of circulatory problems ensue which further cause all kinds of problems as so much in the body depends on the highways – the blood circulation.

Emotional stimulation – a life that you FEEL, that moves your heart, is the only LIFE really.

Nettle can support the heart in coming out again and from there you you have to be brave and let your self feel, and follow those feelings.

Lavender flowers – Lavandula Augustifolia

The connection between the heart and the brain is obviously one of the most important highways of the body. Tension and congestion here is bound to create trouble everywhere.

Lavender relaxes the nerves all over but especially in this area and therefore should be considered first aid for those facing problems stemming from deficient blood circulation to the head.

Most sleep trauma conditions, skin problems that are restricted to or most visible on the face and neck, scalp imbalances, chronic ENT issues that are emotionally or stress triggered are all helped by Lavender.

Herb Robert – Geranium Robertiana

This little flower grows in radiation hit zones because of it’s ability to maintain its own energy system independent of the surroundings. As such it is support in recovery from radiation induced sickness – nausea and the like.

For the heart specifically it is of great help in our times, as the Heart is affected by the frequency of every sorts of ‘radiation’ and a lot of what shows up as disinterest in life, the inability to taste well with the tongue, sluggish lymphatic draining etc. is the Heart’s needing a bit of a detox and comeback to regular frequency.

Passionflower – Passiflora Officinalis

Passionflower relaxes the nerves. It supports the various connective nerves of the body making life so much easier for the heart as it has to pump blood around.

Passionflower makes the environment around the heart to relax so the heart can relax too.

Best of all Passionflower helps break the habits our nervous system forms through stress, so for those who have had heart disease for along time, this can help break the habit of holding the heart muscle tight and cramped and furthering the problem.

Mistletoe – Viscum Album

The great balancer herb, and associated with romance around Christmas, Mistletoe balances the blood flow within the heart reducing the risk of a heart attack, reducing the risk of nervous breakdowns, emotional meltdowns and flare-ups and all that drama.

Think of it as a sort of buffering system. For those with atrial fibrillation and heart beat irregularity (arrhythmia), and ventricular disorders Mistletoe lends a sort of buffering so everything feels better almost immediately.

If you’re an emotional tight-rope walker, with great demands made on your heart every day, Mistletoe is the one for you.

Jujube – Zizyphus

This berry has all the nutrition the body needs for recovery from both short term and long term nervous and cardiac fatigue.

Tiredness of the mind, of the heart, and of the physical parts of us can be relieved in many ways, still this one is a cut above the others because it’s got a little of everything in a beautiful simple combination.

It’s just refreshing.