Palpitation is a common problem, is a state in which the heart beats forcibly and, maybe sometimes irregularly. It enables the individual to become aware of the action of his heart. It is a distressing condition but is not always starts mild and then serious. An individual may feel ‘thumping’ in the chest. The patient feels a real discomfort condition in the front of the chest. The pulse rate may become slowly faster than normal.
Palpitation of the heart may occur due to many factors, most of which may not be related to the heart itself. Anything which increases the work load of the heart may bring on this serious condition. Some persons may experience palpitations when lying on the left side on the bed, because the heart is nearer the chest wall in that position. Many nervous persons commonly suffer from this condition. Other causes contributing to this condition are flatulence, an overfull stomach and constipation. Excessive smoking or drinking alcohol may also give rise to this disorder.
The leaves of snake gourd are quite beneficial in the treatment of palpitation of the heart. The juice of snake gourd leaves given in doses of one to two tablespoons thrice daily.
Grapes are one of the most effective remedies for heart palpitation. The patient should take a large glass of grape juice at frequent intervals. This will relieve the condition soon.
It helps regulate blood pressure and maintains the balance between supply and demand of myocardial oxygen. It helps to regulate lipid metabolism by increasing the protective HDL-cholesterol while lowering both total and bad LDL-cholesterol. It helps to balance/ decrease heart attacks, cognitive heart failure and heart palpitations.
The use of guava is another effective remedy for palpitation of the heart. The patient should eat a ripe guava daily on an empty stomach for a month. It is peculiarly beneficial if this disorder caused by nervousness and anaemia.