Treatment of angina by means of folk remedies

Author Ольга Кияница


Angina pectoris is known for such characteristic signs as chest pain. It is with the aim of getting rid of this symptom that treatment of angina pectoris is prescribed, which is carried out both by folk remedies and by medication. The first option is not suitable for all forms of the disease, and its greatest effectiveness is observed at the beginning of the development of the disease.

Angina pectoris (known as chest frog) is a disease in which a person experiences a feeling of squeezing in the thorax. It is often felt as a heart attack, but in practice it is a previous form.

The frequency of angina pectoris varies from age to age: it is on average about 3% in about 50 years and 15% in 70 years.

Chest pain occurs when the blood flowing to one or another part of the myocardium is not sufficient. This may be due to the blockage of arteries by thrombus or atherosclerotic plaque, or spasm of the coronary vessels itself. As a result, less oxygen is supplied to the heart.

Video: Stable Angina (Chest pain): Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatment, Prognosis

Description of angina

There is a division of angina into separate types. Such a classification is based on the duration of clinical signs and their severity.

Types of angina

  • Stable angina pectoris

This is the most common type of disease, which is mainly caused by physical stress or stress. A characteristic sign of stable angina is the duration of several minutes and the improvement of rest.

  • Unstable angina

Often he catches the patient by surprise, even in a calm condition. It manifests itself when a person is not very active.This type of angina, as a rule, is characterized by a long stroke and is repeated from time to time.

  • Stenocardia Printsmetala

This type of stenocardia is also called variant stenocardia. It occurs relatively rarely and can occur when the patient is resting or sleeping . The angina pectoris is considered the most painful.

  • Microvascular angina

This is a newly discovered type of angina. People affected by this disease may have chest pain, but this does not determine the blockage of the artery . Often such a manifestation is the first symptom of coronary heart disease.

Although chest pain is the main symptom of angina pectoris, it is felt differently by different people.

Localization of pain with angina pectoris

Signs of angina

People suffering from angina pectoris can point to a variety of sensations in their breasts. In particular, they may feel:

  • pain;
  • burning sensation;
  • pressure;
  • uncertainty;
  • gravity;
  • squeezing

Additionally it can be determined:

  • Pain for the sternum, which often spreads to the shoulders, arms, lower jaw, back, neck or even throat.
  • Men can feel pain in the chest, neck and shoulders.
  • Shocking breath.
  • Dizziness
  • Increased sweating

In a number of cases, the symptoms are virtually unknown, and then talk about the malignant course of the disease, since at any moment a stroke can lead to a heart attack of the myocardium.

Causes and risk factors for angina pectoris

The main cause of angina is coronary heart disease. When cholesterol-like compounds begin to be deposited on the inner wall of the artery, a blockage of the blood flow directed to the myocardium occurs. As a result, the heart receives less oxygen. This causes chest pain and other symptoms listed above.

Other causes of chest pain:

  • Blockade of any of the major arteries of the lungs (pulmonary embolism).
  • Thickened or unusually enlarged heart (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy).
  • Constriction of the valves of the heart (aortic valve stenosis).
  • Exhaust in the pericardial bag surrounding the heart.
  • Rupture of the aortic wall (the largest artery in the human body), also called the aortic bundle.

In some cases, people with symptoms of angina may have thrombosis in the cardiac arteries. This may soon lead to myocardial infarction, especially if you do not take action on time.

Many are inclined to take angina pectoris for a heart attack. Consequently, you need to know the basic differences between these two diseases in order to raise awareness.

The main differences between angina and myocardial infarction

Angina pectoris Myocardial infarction
It is often associated with heart disease and occurs due to the deposits of fat-like substances (plaques) on the walls of the arteries. It develops when one or more coronary arteries are blocked, which is mainly due to the formation of an atherosclerotic plaque.
Blood clots (blood clots), clogging arteries, can also cause angina pectoris. Thrombi can lead to coronary artery disease, which is one of the main causes of heart attacks.
Angina pectoris can arise both during rest and during hard work. The attack lasts about 5 minutes and takes place during rest. If the pain in the chest arises in a relatively calm condition and lasts for a long time, this may indicate myocardial infarction.
Symptoms or pain associated with angina are usually localized in the thoracic cavity. The pain associated with a heart attack often irradiates into the arm, jaw, head, and back.

Diagnosis of angina

The doctor can refer to a series of tests to confirm the angina. As a rule, medical consultation begins with a question about the way of life and the collection of basic complaints. Also, asking clarifying questions to find out the root cause.

Additional diagnostic methods:

  • Definition of weight.
  • Blood pressure measurement.
  • Blood test
  • Urine analysis
  • Electrocardiography.
  • Echocardiography.

In some cases, in order to determine the angina, the patient should undergo a physical exercise, then use a stress test with an exercise bike or treadmill.

If the diagnosis of angina is still confirmed, then you do not have to wait for the appearance of more serious complications. Sometimes it is enough to improve the health of the treatment of angina by folk remedies. Of course, with the consent of the attending physician. Below are some simple home remedies that can help fight this disease.

Treatment of angina pectoris by folk remedies at home

A list of home remedies for natural angina pectoris treatment:

  • Essential oils.
  • Garlic.
  • Ginger
  • Lemon juice.
  • Onion juice.
  • Sparkling juice.
  • Vitamins
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Honey.

Essential oils

  • Lavender oil

It will be needed: 1-2 drops of lavender oil, cloth (napkin).
Application: Apply one or two drops of lavender oil to a piece of tissue (napkin). The soothing aroma inhales from time to time. It is also possible to add 10 drops of essential oil of lavender to the bath and lodge in it for a while. A similar procedure can be done once a day, which will reduce the impact of the stress factor.

Why does it work? One of the main factors causing heart problems is emotional overexcitement. It is known that inhaling essential oils of lavender reduces the level of stress and anxiety. This, in turn, helps to expand the blood vessels.

  • Rosemary oil

It will be needed: 6-10 drops of rosemary oil, diffuser (optional), water.
Application: add a few drops of rosemary oil to the bath, which is taken for 20-30 minutes. You can also add about three drops of rosemary oil to a diffuser filled with water. The scent is inhaled for 5-10 minutes. You should do this procedure once a day.

Why does it work? Rosemary essential oil helps to cope with angina and other heart diseases in two ways. First, the level of cortisol decreases, which protects the body from oxidative stress. Secondly, the flow of blood to the heart improves due to the expansion of blood vessels.


It will be needed: 2-3 cloves of peeled garlic.
Application: every morning you need to chew on two or three cloves of peeled garlic. The frequency of taking the medication - once a day on fasting.

Why does it work? Garlic is well suited for cardiovascular diseases, including unstable angina pectoris. It is known that it increases the elasticity of blood vessels and capillaries. This can help with angina and reduce arterial pressure.


It will be necessary: 1 teaspoon grated ginger, 1 glass of water.
Application: add a teaspoon of grated ginger in a cup of water. Make up to boil in a saucepan and then quench.Process well and allow the agent to cool slightly. Consume a drink in warm form. You can also simply bite a small slice of ginger. It is necessary to take such a folk remedy at least twice a day to achieve the desired effect.

Why does it work? The ginger contains a compound called gingerol, which is known to help with the normalization of high cholesterol levels. As a result, the blocking of blood vessels by thrombotic clots is prevented. Consumption of ginger can lower cholesterol levels, and its antioxidant activity helps to fight against cellular oxidation.

Lemon juice

It will be needed: 1/2 lemon, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 glass of warm water.
Application : squeeze juice from half a lemon and mix with a glass of warm water. Add a little honey. Drink immediately.They use such a folk remedy once a day on an empty stomach.

Why does it work? Oxidation of cells in the body can cause the formation of plaques in the arteries (usually atherosclerotic), which in the future become the main cause of angina and heart attacks. Antioxidant properties of lemon can lower cholesterol and prevent cellular oxidation.

Onion juice

It will be needed : 1/2 onions, honey
Application: grind half the onion and extract juice from it. Mix a teaspoon of juice with honey and drink. You need to use such a remedy once every morning, preferably on an empty stomach.

Why does it work? Onion juice contains a compound called quercetin, known for its properties of lowering cholesterol levels. It can also help reduce the severity of atherosclerosis or the formation of plaques in the arteries, which is the main cause of angina pectoris.

Sparkling juice

It will be needed: 1 cup freshly squeezed beet juice.
Application: take a glass of freshly squeezed beet juice with an approximate frequency twice a day.

Why does it work? The juice contains nitrates. When a person is engaged in sports, these nitrates turn into nitrogen oxide. It helps the cardiovascular system in various ways, including alleviating the symptoms of angina.

Cayenne pepper

It will be needed: 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, 1 glass of warm water, 1 tablespoon of honey.
Application: add half a teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper to a glass of warm water. Mix well and add to the mixture a tablespoon of honey. Use the remedy once a day, preferably every morning.

Why does it work? The active ingredient of Cayenne pepper is capsaicin. This compound has an impressive pain-relieving properties, as well as contributes to the healing of the heart by reducing cholesterol, reducing the severity of atherosclerosis and obesity. All this makes Cayenne pepper useful in treating angina with folk remedies.


It will be needed: 1-2 teaspoons of natural honey.
Application: consume one or two teaspoons of honey once a day.

Why does it work? Honey and its polyphenols are great for improving the health of the heart. They help to expand blood vessels with their vasodilating properties, and also prevent intravascular coagulation of blood. This, in turn, is the prevention of diseases such as angina pectoris.


It is known that low levels of vitamins E and C in blood plasma increase the risk of developing angina in humans.Consequently, the deficiency of these substances should be eliminated by using such products as citrus, leafy vegetables, sweet peppers, almonds, hazelnuts and sunflower seeds. You can also take these vitamins in the form of supplements (if required), but only after the medical consultation.

Treatment of folk remedies of unstable angina

An unstable angina, or stress angina, is an urgent medical condition for which effective surgical methods of exposure exist. Nevertheless, preventing attacks of unstable angina is the main purpose of treating ischemic heart disease and chronic stable angina or unstable form.

A successful treatment plan often involves a change in lifestyle, such as refusal of smoking and maintaining weight within the normal range. As you know, obesity and smoking not only increase the risk of angina, but also increase the likelihood of a heart attack. Similarly, as in the case of stable angina pectoris, physical exercises and a diet with a high content of whole grains, fruits and vegetables are useful.

Folk remedies used to strengthen the heart with unstable angina

  • Hawthorn

This traditional European grass, used to treat heart disease, expands the coronary arteries, contributing to the increased blood supply to the heart muscle. Hawthorn, he is a hawthorn, improves oxygenation and energy metabolism and helps to reduce the concentration of lactic acid in the muscles, which is a by-product of physical activity (this substance also contributes to pain in the heart region).

Hawthorn contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help to strengthen the walls of the arteries and lower cholesterol levels. Take the remedy for 100-250 mg three times a day or use one cup in the form of tea three times a day. Tea can be cooked in several ways:

  1. Boil one teaspoon of dried berries in a glass of water.
  2. Brew one teaspoon of leaves and flowers in a bowl of boiling water for 10-15 minutes.

  • Koleus

Koleus prevents the platelets from slipping, relaxes the muscles in the arterial vessels and improves the functioning of the heart.

To take a folk remedy you need 50 mg two or three times a day. Use of cranioc should be carried out with caution, especially if drugs are taken from high blood pressure or vice versa hypotension is determined. Koleus can also increase the effect of antihistamines.

  • Hell

This Indian grass is also known as Ammi Visnaga. The plant improves cardiac tolerance to physical activity and normalizes cardiac rhythm in patients with angina pectoris. The use of chall also contributes to the expansion of coronary arteries.

Take the medicine for 250-300 mg per day. It is recommended to reduce the dosage in the case when you have to suffer from nausea, dizziness or decreased appetite.

  • Ginkgo biloba

The antioxidant properties of ginkgo neutralize harmful molecules called free radicals. This increases blood supply to the extremities, and the heart cells begin to work more efficiently. Also, the folk remedy prevents platelet cuffs and has a tonic effect on the blood vessels.

To take a remedy from ginkgo it is necessary on 40-80 mg in capsules three times a day.

Reviews about the treatment of angina by folk remedies

Many users believe that in the modern XXI century it is not necessary to treat any disease, including angina pectoris, folk methods in general. They do not seem to be effective at all, and in some cases they can even be harmful. Yet there are such dissidents, often sharing their experiences in forums that use folk remedies for angina pectoris in practice.


"Her husband prepared the following remedy: from a three-year aloe took 3-5 sheets, squeezed out juice from them, added juice of two lemons and mixed with honey (about a kilogram). So that the remedy is not damaged quickly, it must be stored in the refrigerator. Take one meal a tablespoon. This treatment took about a year for her husband with intervals between 30 days. It must be said that the well-being of her husband has improved and his chest pain almost ceased to feel. "


For the treatment of angina pectoris, I know the national remedy, which is made from honey and garlic. So take 10 peeled garlic teeth of a large size, grind them and mix with a kilogram of honey. Here you can add the juice of the jujovnik, then the medicinal properties of the folk remedy will only intensify. The mixture should be insisted for a week, and then take once a day for 3-4 spoons, while doing this slowly, with a minute break between the portions. "


"My father used to often have angina pectoris, and as he began to walk around the area on a regular basis every day, the condition improved markedly. The last attack was, it seems, four months ago. "


"Angina pectoris I did not put right away. At first there was a diagnosis of VSD, and terrible pain was tormented. When all the same, the disease was determined to begin to escape from the dandruff, validol, nitroglycerin, corvvalance. Herbs are also good at helping. For example, the pion soothes the evading, liquefy the blood of linden and birch, strengthens the hawthorn's heart. In addition, I try to be less nervous and not particularly hard work to perform. "

It is important to know that when it comes to treating angina pectoris and preventing its recurrence, diet and lifestyle play a very important role. Thus, while testing the aforementioned means, it is also necessary to make some changes in these areas.

The best diet for angina pectoris

If angina pectoris is diagnosed, it is recommended to use the following products:

  • Fruit, vegetables and whole-grain bakery products.
  • Lightweight proteins such as chicken without skin, fish and beans.
  • Low-fat or low-fat dairy products, such as low-fat yogurt, low-fat cottage cheese or skim milk

It is also desirable to avoid or limit:

  • Salted or high-sodium foods.
  • Products that contain saturated or hydrogenated fats, such as fries, canned food and baked delicacies
  • Cheese, cream and eggs.
  • Alcohol.

In addition to introducing these changes to the diet, it is necessary to follow the advice on the prevention of recurrence of the disease, which will successfully fight angina pectoris.

Advice on prevention

  • It is necessary to support physical activity and try to regularly engage in sports, not professional.
  • You do not need to engage in activities or exercises that intensify chest pain.
  • You need to quit smoking.
  • Good practice with yoga and meditation.
  • It is important to monitor the level of stress.
  • You should get enough rest and sleep.

There is always a risk of angina pectoris in the form of a heart attack. Consequently, postponing treatment is highly undesirable. It should also be timely to seek medical help when the first signs of the disease appear.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

What to do if suddenly an angst attack happened?

If you have to suffer from angina pectoris when you have a hard work, you must immediately stop all the actions. You also need to have enough rest to relieve the symptoms of angina.

How long does an angina attack last?

Angina pectoris may occur when a person is resting / sleeping or engaging in any physical activity. Usually, the attack lasts from 2 to 10 minutes.

When should I contact a doctor?

If a person experiences chest pain and doubts that this is due to angina pectoris, you should immediately contact a doctor to avoid further complications such as heart attacks. You should also contact your doctor if additional symptoms such as allergy, gum bleeding / nasal congestion, leg / ankle swelling, dyspnea or nausea are seen.


The course of stenocardia is very diverse, so the methods of treating the disease also largely depend on the general condition of the patient and the progression of the pathological condition. In most cases, medications are used, at least surgical intervention is performed. Treatment of angina by means of folk remedies is generally recommended in the stable course of the disease and positive prognostic imprisonment.

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