Traditional Medicine Provisions For Heart Palpitation

Traditional Iranian medicine provisions for heart palpitations

Traditional Iranian medicine provisions for heart palpitations

If our heart rate is higher than normal, it is called heart palpitations. This condition can be very alarming, however, it usually does not harm us and it calms down after some rest. A healthy adult heart normally beats 60 to 100 times per minute when the person is at rest. Palpitations occur when the heart suddenly and without reason beats fast and irregularly for a few seconds. Sometimes this pulse may be so strong that a person has a heart attack. A strong heartbeat may be felt in the chest, throat, or neck.

Causes of heart palpitations

  • Stress
  • Nicotine consumption
  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Anxiety
  • Low blood sugar
  • Potassium deficiency
  • Menopause
  • Taking drugs such as amphetamine, diet pills, cough medicines, antibiotics, thyroid hormone, digoxin, and asthma.
  • Anger
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Dehydration
  • Prolapse of the mitral valve of the heart.
  • Excessive consumption of caffeine, alcohol or even chocolate.
  • Excessive exercises
  • Dietary supplements
  • Fever
  • Anemia
  • Pregnancy
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Drug abuse
  • Eating foods rich in carbohydrates or fat
  • Eating foods containing high amounts of monosodium glutamate (MSG), nitrates, or sodium.
  • Having history of heart attack
  • Coronary artery diseases or heart artery blockage
  • Heart failure
  • Heart valve problems
  • Heart muscle problems

Symptoms of heart palpitations

  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling tired during physical activity
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain
  • Confusion and memory problems
  • Dizziness

General recommendations of traditional medicine regarding heart palpitations

Traditional Iranian medicine provisions for heart palpitations
  • Eating less food and avoid overeating.
  • Eating digestible food.
  • Eating soups and foods without meat, if you are used to eating meat, eat the meat of some birds such as chicken and partridge.
  • Flatulent foods
  • Avoiding spicy foods and hot spices.
  • Avoiding the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Smelling rose water.
  • Fumigate aromatic incenses in accordance with your temperament. (In a hot temperament, cold incenses like rose, camphor, sandalwood, and in a cold temperament, warm incenses like cinnamon, amber, terebinth, fasoukh and wild rue) because the benefit of smelling things reaches the heart quickly.
  • Mental emotions such as fear, anger, stress, and anxiety cause heart palpitations and should be avoided. Stressful work and activities, insomnia and being in stressful environments are not suitable for those who are susceptible to this disease.

Good foods for heart palpitations

  • Eating meats of lamb, goat and birds.
  • Non-acidic green raisins
  • Almonds
  • Pistachio
  • Hazelnut
  • Jujube
  • Rose water
  • Rose water syrup
  • Basil seeds
  • Lallemantia seeds
  • Lemon balm
  • Sour-sweet pomegranate juice with rock candy and musk willow hydrosol
  • Goleghand
Traditional Iranian medicine provisions for heart palpitations
  • Carrots
  • Beet
  • Sweet grapes
  • Pear
  • Cooked and raw apples
  • Apple jam
  • Apple syrup
  • Quince fruit
  • Quince jam
  • Pineapple jam
  • Orange blossom jam
  • The yolk of soft-boiled egg with sugar powder
  • Borage syrup

Prevalent prescriptions of traditional Iranian medicine sages in the treatment of heart palpitations

Traditional Iranian medicine provisions for heart palpitations.
  • Drink half a glass of Rose Hips hydrosol every 8 hours. It is useful if the heart palpitations is caused by emotional issues and feelings such as sorrow and depression which make the heart cold or if the patient has chest heaviness, heart palpitations and anxiety.
  • Cucumber juice and cloves (Syzygium aromaticum): 1 glass of cucumber juice with the skin is poured into a glass with 21 cloves, and cover it with a saucer and keep it in the refrigerator. After 24 hours, it should be strained and mix with 1 glass of water and 1 tea spoon of honey. Drink half of it before breakfast and the rest 2 hours after it.
  • Steam the beetroot, remove its skin, cut it to several slices while still hot, pour white rock candy powder on it and leave it for a while. It excretes a very sweet extract. Drink it few times a day for a week.
  • Squeeze 10 grams of fresh coriander seeds and 10 grams of purslane seeds (soaked in musk willow hydrosol overnight until morning, then squeeze well to extract the juice) and drink it in the morning.
  • If the heart palpitations are due to weakness: cook lamb or goat meat, whose fat and tallow have been removed, in water, pounded it, then eat the juice, or cook goat thigh meat, when it is half cooked, pounded, and take its extract, mix it with cinnamon and sugar and cook it again on a gentle flame.





  1. Iranian medicine book, Mohammad Azizkhani, 2018
  2. Tabaye website content collector team

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