An Ayurvedic Approach to Cardiology – Heart Disease

Angina pectoris, commonly known as angina, is severe chest pain due to ischemia (a lack of blood and hence oxygen supply) of heart muscle, generally due to obstruction or spasm of the coronary arteries. Sushruta in uttartantra gulma chikitsa adhyaya has mentioned about hritshula Kapha, pitta or both when impedes the gati of vata which is associated with rasa especially in cardiac muscles leads to chest pain (hritshoola/ angina).