Heart is the pump of life. Heart muscle is the strongest muscle in the body. Heart has to work continuously throughout the life.
The recent advances in the treatment of heart diseases are phenomenal. The diseased heart can now be replaced by the heart of a dead person removed immediately after accidental death. The patients with heart attack can now be saved and given a new life by coronary by-pass operation or angioplasty. With such spectacular progress in modern medicine one wonders as to what can Avurveda offer?
Ayurveda has described practically all the diseases mentioned in modern medicine. Only the nomenclature and classification is different.
The effects of various environmental stresses, wrong diet habits and activities in the causation of heart disease are well described in Ayurveda.
Ayurveda has many things to offer for prevention of heart disease. It has described rasayana treatment, i.e. heart tonics, which tone up the heart and increase its efficiency. The concept of diet in various heart diseases in exemplary.
This book gives an Ayurvedic approach and understanding of heart diseases and methods to prevent and treat the various heart conditions.