Cardiac insufficiency of a mild to moderate degree, with a tendency towards oedema; myocardial weakness due to valvular heart conditions; dilatation of the myocardium. Post-infectious myocardial weakness; degenerative processes of the myocardium; coronary insufficiency; cardiac infarction; myo/endocarditis; hypotonia; functional disturbances of the heart.
Mode of action
As a whole, functions to tonify and strengthen the myocardium.
Arsenicum album: Myocardial weakening, particularly in the left ventricle, causing orthopnea and breathing difficulties, and accompanied with great restlessness and anxiety, usually around midnight; general exhaustion.
Cactus grandiflorus: Pressure in the chest with symptoms of angina pectoris; elevated pulse; sensation of suffocation and oppression (feeling as though heart is being held in a vice).
Crataegus: Myodegeneration; cardiopathy with cardiac weakness; enfeeblement of the heart during or following infectious disease. Painful spasms; hypotension, an inability to maintain adequate circulation; functional disturbances of the heart.
Digitalis: Heart failure with cardiac dilatation; sensation as if the heart is “standing still”.
Kalium carbonicum: Weakness of the heart and the cardiovascular system in endo/myocarditis. Sharp pain in the heart; tendency towards oedema.
Kalmia: Pains extending down the left arm. Chronic cardiac weakness with breathing difficulties. Acute and chronic endocarditis, following gout or rheumatism (rheumatic carditis).
Phosphorus: Heart palpitations, primarily while resting on the left side; congestive flushing of blood to the chest, with suffocation and anxiety; right heart failure. General nervous exhaustion and hypersensitivity.
Scilla: Insufficiency of the cardiovascular system with dysrhythmia and decompensation.
Spigelia anthelmia: Severe palpitations which are visible and perceptible; weak pulse; endo/myocarditis.
Strophanthus: Immediate acting heart tonic; cardiac decompensation; palpitations and tachycardia.