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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Treatment: Herbs


Hawthorn extract has shown great promise as an effective treatment for many aspects of congestive heart failure (CHF).

A study performed in China reported that berberine (a constituent of various herbs, including goldenseal and Oregon grape) can decrease mortality and increase quality of life in CHF.56

Note: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a serious disease that absolutely requires conventional medical evaluation and supervision. No one should self-treat for CHF. However, natural treatments such as herbs may complement standard medical care when monitored by an appropriate healthcare professional. Consult with your physician regarding all dosage and safety issues.


Effect of Hawthorn on Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Like other treatments used for CHF, hawthorn improves the heart's pumping ability. However, it may offer some important advantages over certain conventional drugs used for this condition. Digoxin, as...

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  1. Zeng XH, Zeng XJ, Li YY. Efficacy and safety of berberine for congestive heart failure secondary to ischemic or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2003;92:173-176.