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Beta blockers? 10 herbs to consider

Written by Simon Mills

Beta blockers are pharmaceuticals used to manage abnormal heart rhythms, and to prevent heart attacks. In this article we highlight how they work, and discuss plants that support heart health.

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Beta-blockers are used to dampen down the effect of stress and nervous tension on the heart and circulation, for example to steady the heart and reduce high blood pressure.

There is no herb that does the same job but some have similar effects. One may be able to use such herbs to head off a beta blocker prescription.

With the cooperation of the prescriber, and where there is no imminent health threat of cardiovascular disease, it is also possible to use such herbs alongside or even instead of a prescription, especially if beta blockers are found not to have been as helpful as hoped and now that doubts have been cast on their long-term benefits.

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