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has become a common ailment in modem times, accounting for much
of the disability and high death rate, more so among older people.
infiltration in the inner lining of the blood vessel walls. The most risky
places for such degeneration are the coronary vessels of the heart
and the arteries of the brain. Arteriosclerosis results in the loss of
elasticity of the blood vessels and a narrowing of the smaller
arteries, which interferes with the free circulation of the blood.
involved. Signs of inadequate blood supply generally appear first in
first in the legs. There may be numbness and coldness in the feet, and cramps and pains in the legs even after light exercise.
If the coronary arteries are involved, the patient may have sharp pains, characteristic of angina pectoris. When arteries
leading to the brain are involved, the vessel may burst, causing haemorrhage in thebrain tissues. A cerebral vascular stroke,
with partial or complete paralysis on one side of the body, may result if there is blockage with a blood clot It may also lead
to loss of memory and a confused state of mind in elderly people. If arteries leading to the kidneys are involved, the patient
may suffer from high blood pressure and kidney disorders.
and a high fat diet rich in cholesterol. Hardening of the arteries may also be caused by other diseases such as high blood
pressure, obesity, and diabetes. Emotional stress plays an important part, and heart attacks are more common during
periods of mental and emotional disturbances, particularly in those engaged in sedentary occupations. Heredity also plays its
role and this disease runs in families.
consultation with him.
Arteriosclerosis Medicine with Garlic and Onions
Recent investigations have shown that garlic and onions have a preventive effect on the development of arteriosclerosis.
They should be included in the daily diet, either aw or cooked, according to individual taste.
Arteriosclerosis Medicine with Ishabgul
The herb ishabgul, botanically known as Plaatago-ovata, has been found valuable in arteriosclerosis. The oil of the seeds of
this plant should be used. It contains fifty per cent of linoleic acid, an unsaturated fat, and is, therefore, helpful in the
prevention and treatment of this disease.
Arteriosclerosis Medicine with Lemon
One of the most effective home remedies for arteriosclerosis is the lemon peel. It is believed to be one of the richest sources
of vitamin P. It strengthens the entire arterial system. Shredded lemon peel of one lemon may be added to soups and stews,
or sprinkled over salads. To make a medicine, the peel of one or two lemons may be cut up finely, covered with warm water
and allowed to stand for about twelve hours. A teaspoon may be taken every three hours, or immediately before or after a
Arteriosclerosis Home Remedies with Honey
Honey is also considered beneficial in the treatment of arteriosclerosis. It is easily digested and assimilated. The patient
should take a glass of water with one teaspoon each of honey and lemon juice in it, before going to bed. He can also take it if
he wakes up at night.
Arteriosclerosis Home Remedies with Vegetable Juices
Beet juice, taken daily, has been found valuable in arteriosclerosis. It is an excellent solvent for inorganic calcium deposits.
The juices of carrots and spinach are also beneficial if taken once a day. These juices can be taken individually— 500 ml, or
as a combination. When taken as a combination, they should be in the following proportion: carrots—300 ml and spinach—
200 ml to prepare 500 ml of juice.
Arteriosclerosis Home Remedies using Parsley
Parsley is another effective remedy for arteriosclerosis. It contains elements which help to maintain the blood vessels,
particularly the capillaries, and arterial system in a healthy condition. It may be taken as a tea: a teaspoon of dry parsley
may be allowed to simmer gently in a cupful of water for a few minutes. This can be taken two to three times daily.
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