Ayurvedic treatment for Peripheral arterial disease

Peripheral arterial disease

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Peripheral arterial disease


Ayurveda management of peripheral arterial disease involves preventing or reducing formation of plaques in arteries. Various diet and lifestyle recommendation along with few effective herbs can help manage this condition. Charaka has mentioned ten drugs under Hridya Mahakashaya or the group of herbs that are specific for cardiac health.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Follow a Kapha-pacifying diet, which includes bitter, astringent and pungent foods.
  • Include most pulses or dried beans, such as lentils and split mung dal.
  • Include vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower and fruits such as apples and pears, amla.
  • Cooked prunes and figs that may also help cleanse the bowel and lower cholesterol levels.
  • Include bitter foods like spinach and mustard greens they prevent the bad type of cholesterol from accumulating.
  • Avoid sweet, salty and sour foods
  • Always cook food and eat it warm, to counteract the cool, earthy Kapha Dosha
  • Cook with small amounts of ghee or olive oil

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Regularly involve in yoga asanas like pada hastasana, Baddha konasana, setu bandha sarvangasana, utkatasana
  • Yogic breathing exercises may also be beneficial

Figure 2 Baddha konasana

Figure 3 Setu bandha sarvangasana

Figure 4 Utkatasana

Figure 1 Pada hastasana


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