Home Remedies for Palpitations

If you are here looking for home remedies for palpitations then you, like most people have sometime or another experienced the occasional bout of palpitations - that is the awareness of the heart beating faster or irregularly during physical exertion or when you are particularly angry, anxious or scared.

The sensation of thumping in the chest can be quite alarming, but sufferers should be reassured that palpitations are usually harmless.

However, if they do recur persistently, a doctor should be consulted.


Medical Terms for Different Irregularities in your Heartbeat

Arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat.

Palpitations are irregular or even regular, pounding heartbeats.

Tachycardia is when the heart races while it is resting.

Bradycardia is when the heart beats too slowly when it is resting.

Ectopic Beats or skipped beats are beats that are premature with a longer rest period following the beats which are not in rhythm.    Some moments of rest between the beats are longer than others.

Fibrillation is literally a quivering or twitching instead of the normal rhythmic beat.






When should I look for immediate Medical Attention?

Before looking for natural  home remedies for palpitations you should know when to rather seek immediate medical attention and that should be if you:


  • Have pain or pressure in your chest
  • Feel extremely weak
  • Feel dizzy or faint
  • Have shortness of breath
  • Feel nauseous while having palpitations


 Symptoms of Heart Palpitations

  • Rapid Heart Beat

  • Slow Heart Beat

  • Your heart feels like it skips a beat

  • Your heart seems to thump suddenly

  • Irregular Heartbeat

  • A fluttering sensation in your chest

  • Sudden awareness of your heart beat


What causes this Rapid or Irregular Heartbeat

A rapid or irregular heartbeat can be caused by:

  • Stress
  • an overactive thyroid gland
  • an excessive intake of caffeine or alcohol
  • an allergic reaction to food
  • lack of magnesium
  • smoking may also exacerbate the symptoms


Prevention of Palpitations

  • Some medications can cause palpitations.   You may need to discuss your medication with your Doctor.

  • You must manage your stress levels.   Stress increases adrenaline, which, in turn can cause a rapid heartbeat and palpitations.

  • You should also take a look at the substances that can stimulate your heart and cause palpitations:  amongst the culprits are caffeine, tobacco, alcohol and recreational drugs, including cocaine, amphetamines and marijuana. 




Home Remedies for Palpitations

Herbal Remedies

Hawthorn contains flavonoids, which may help to control an irregular heartbeat.   Visit your local health shop and try taking 150mg three times a day.

Motherwort helps with palpitations linked to tension, stress and anxiety.

Peppermint like Motherwort is another herbal remedy popular for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antioxidant and vasoconstrictor characteristics which all serve to benefit the heart. 

Lavender Oil can cause a significant drop in blood pressure, heart rate and skin temperature.   

Since panic and anxiety attacks are often accompanied by heart palpitations, this oil will be a perfect home remedy to help relax the nervous system.

Rub 2 drops of neat lavender oil in the palm of your hands, rub together and inhale deeply.

Cayenne proves to be one of the best herbs to promote heart health, and one of our home remedies for palpitations.

It has the ability to deal with different sorts of heart conditions which include angina pectoris, chest pain, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias and of course heart palpitations

Garlic the champion herb of this website works by controlling the occurrence of cardiovascular conditions that trigger heart palpitations.

Garlic is also very good for reducing one's risk for blood clotting as well as in reducing the level of cholesterol and blood pressure which can also cause heart palpitations.



Nutritional Remedies

Include foods rich in magnesium in your diet, such as fish, spinach, nuts and dairy products.   Magnesium is a mineral that helps to 

  • regulate the heart's rhythm
  • improves energy levels
  • reduce insomnia
  • ease and prevent muscle crams and muscle pain
  • reduces fatigue
  • relieves the effects of stress

Remember to always listen to your body, it talks to you, and will give you little warnings (sometimes big ones) that all is not right!!











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