Angina, or to give it its full name, angina pectoris (chest pain), is a condition created by kapha dosha. Accumulated kapha blocks the flow of prana vata into the coronary artery, so that the heart muscles do not receive sufficient blood and oxygen supply. It is a kind of local anemia, resulting in pain that can be severe and frightening. Typically, the pain starts from the breastbone in the center of the chest, goes to the left shoulder, and passes along the inner side of the upper arm to the tip of
the little finger.
To heal angina, the following herbal remedy is effective:
Shringa bhasma ⅛ part
Musta 3 parts
Arjuna 3 parts
Take ½ teaspoon of this mixture 2 or 3 times a day with warm
Another effective remedy is to boil ½ cup each of milk and water, add ½ teaspoon of arjuna and 2 pinches of saffron, and take twice or 3 times a day. You may find this remedy beneficial for both chest pain and heart palpitations.
Angina is often directly dealt with by taking certain powerful herbs sublingually (under the tongue) to produce immediate
relief, as nitroglycerin tablets are often used in modern medicine. Ask your Ayurvedic physician about these herbs.
A HEALING PASTE.
Topically, one can apply a paste to the chest. Make the
paste of ginger powder (1 teaspoon) and shringa bhasma (just a pinch). Add sufficient warm water, and apply.
Try to get hold of some deer horn. (Indian groceries and
Chinese herb stores are possible sources.) Using a mortar and pestle or another kind of grinding stone, rub the deer horn on the rough stone until a little paste is formed. Applying a little of that paste on the chest can instantaneously relieve angina pain.
TIME TO SEE THE DOCTOR
The heart is a precious, vital organ. Any symptom related to the
heart could be a sign of heart disease or a signal that heart
disease is developing. So if you have any chest pain that could be due to your heart, please consult your doctor. Especially—but not exclusively—if you get chest pain from less exertion than usual, or if your chest pain lasts longer than a few minutes, treat it as a medical emergency.
Taking 1 teaspoon of gold water 2 or 3 times a day before
food is also effective.