Herbal Remedies for Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dilated Cardiomyopathy is a disease of heart muscles. The term "Cardiomyopathy", which refers to the abnormality of the heart muscles.

It is a condition in which the heart becomes enlarged and cannot pump blood properly.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy is a progressive, usually irreversible, disease causing systolic (contractile) dysfunction with normal left ventricular wall thickness results heart failure.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy also contributes to irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias), blood clots or sudden death. It is a third most common cause of heart failure. This condition affects people of all age groups even children also but it is most common in men ages 20 to 50.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy arises from mutation in many genes.

Symptoms of Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dilated Cardiomyopathy may not cause symptoms. A minority of people can experience significant symptoms. A person suffering from dilated Cardiomyopathy may have an enlarged heart, with pulmonary edema (fluid accumulation in lungs). These may include:

  • Dyspnea (shortness of breath)
  • Fatigue
  • Reduce ability to exercise
  • Swelling (edema) in your legs, ankles and feet
  • Swelling of your abdomen due to fluid build up
  • Syncope(fainting)
  • Angina(Chest pain)
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Loss of appetite

Cause of Dilated Cardiomyopathy

The cause of dilated Cardiomyopathy cannot be determined. Even numerous factors can cause the left ventricle to dilate and weaken, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Certain cancer medications
  • Infections  caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Arrhythmias (abnormal rhythm of heart beat)

Diagnosis of Dilated Cardiomyopathy

The doctor diagnose on the basis of medical history of patient, physical examination, blood tests and other tests which are given below:

  • Complete blood count
  • Comprehensive metabolic panel
  • Thyroid function tests
  • Cardiac biomarkers
  • B-type natriuretic peptide assay
  • Chest radiography
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • X-ray

Ayurvedic Aspects

Ayurvedic MD physicians at Planet Ayurveda have prepared useful herbal remedies for Dilated Cardiomyopathy.

Ayurveda treating many diseases in natural way without any side effects. For preparing their herbal remedies, Ayurvedic experts with great care assess whether there is an imbalance in the body's three energies - Vata, Pitta and Kapha - which they believe are responsible for good health.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy is the disease caused due to the exacerbation of Vata, primarily the Praan Vata. Hence, these herbs for Dilated Cardiomyopathy are selected by experts of planet ayurveda with who focuses on two results:

  • Controlling the symptoms of the disease
  • Balancing of the three energies Vata, Pitta and Kapha in the body.

Self-care Strategies

  • Daily Exercise
  • Quit smoking
  • Don't use illegal drugs or excessive use of alcohol
  • Eat a heart-healthy diet, use herbs
  • Salt restriction
  • Stress management

Herbal Remedies for Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Ayurveda, originated in ancient India more than 5,000 years ago, which is the world's oldest system of natural medicine.

Patients who are suffering from Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Planet Ayurveda offers dynamic package of herbs which ensure that the patient's heart can function in a normal, 'healthy' way. Planet Ayurveda herbal formulation for Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is available in the form of a 'DCM Care Pack'.


  1. Arjuna Capsules - 1 capsule twice daily with plain water.
  2. Total Heart Support - 2 capsules twice daily with plain water.
  3. Punarnava Capsules - 2 capsules twice daily with plain water.
  4. Punarnava Mandur - 2 tablets thrice daily with plain water.
  5. Arjun Tea - 1 cup twice daily.

Products Description

1. Arjuna Capsules

These capsules are prepared from pure extract of herb Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna).

Arjuna is one of the effective herbal remedies for dilated Cardiomyopathy. Arjuna contains the coenzyme Q which is very beneficial for heart problems.

2. Total Heart Support

These are special capsules, extracts of some useful herbs by Planet Ayurveda to make healthy blood and heart functions. It is made from natural ingredients such as:

  • Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
  • Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis)

These herbs have abundance of cardiovascular and antioxidants properties which make the heart muscles strong, and also help in maintaining a healthy heart function.

3. Punarnava Capsules

This is one of the effective products used for healthy heart. It is very important anti inflammatory medicinal herbs, reduces swelling in the body. Punarnava Capsules are very useful for Dilated Cardiomyopathy. It is natural diuretic herbal remedy. These capsules are prepared from the extract of herb Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). It maintains the good health of cardiovascular system.

4. Punarnava Mandur

It is obtained from the combination of different ingredients:

Herbs Used:

  • Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa),
  • Shunti (Zingiber officinale),
  • Pippali (Piper longum),
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum),
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis),
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula),
  • Chavya (Piper chaba),
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa),
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes),
  • Chitrak Mool (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Mandoor Bhasma (Ferric oxide calx)

Punarnava Mandur tablets are traditional ayurvedic tablets which are very potent for treatment of Dilated Cardiomyopathy. It removes toxins from the blood and helps to eliminates water from the body, improves haemoglobin.

5. Arjuna Tea

It is again a very good product in the form of tea for heart health. It is obtained from various ingredients such as:

  1. Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna): It helps in the strengthening of heart muscles.
  2. Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa): It is reviving herb that provides relief in various heart problems.
  3. Pipal tvak (Ficus religiosa): It has property to provide strength to heart muscles.
  4. Dalchini (Cinnamon tamala): This herb reduces cholesterol levels and provides help to strength the heart muscles.
  5. Choti elaichi (Elettaria cardamom): It also supports good health of heart.

Diet for patient with Dilated Cardiomyopathy

  • Avoid red meat and milk products.
  • Consume foods, like pomegranate fruit, litchi fruit, mangoes, papaya, apples, and pears which give strength to heart.
  • Consume dry fruits/soaked.
  • Taal Makhane (Roasted) - Natural diuretics, gives strength to kidney and heart.
  • Grilled fish / Grilled Chicken.

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