Use Of Traditional Herbs Garlic, Ginger and Onion as Cardio Protectants

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Loveneet Kaur


Medicinal plants have been used in patients with systolic hypertension, congestive heart failure, angina pectoris, cerebral insufficiency, atherosclerosis, venous insufficiency and arrhythmia since centuries. Natural products have revived interest in traditional remedies that have been used for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The purpose of this review is to provide information on the traditional uses of some herbal medicines that affect the cardiovascular system. Systematic literature searches were carried out and the available information on various medicinal plants traditionally used for cardiovascular disorders was collected. This review highlights the cardiovascular effects of three potent herbs i.e. Garlic (Allim sativum), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and Onion (Allium cepa). Although these plants are used for the treatment of heart disease since centuries, current research methods show that they can be utilized effectively in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases including congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, ischemic heart disease and hypertension.

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