Natural Cures for Cardiac Arrhythmia

Magnesium, Blackstrap Molasses

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Posted by Selena (Rocky Gap, Va) on 04/21/2015

I was diagnosed with; irregular heartbeat, SVT, (250 beats per min.and I would black out), and mitro valve prolapse. I refused the meds prescribed and read Dr. Mark Sircus' book; "Magnesium; the ultimate Heart Medicine", I then started using the magnesium oil transdermally and got immediate relief with the irregular/palpatations etc. I have not had an attack of the SVT since 2006. Because there was still the occasional times when my heart was out of sync; I continued to read for something more. I read "Crude Blackstrap Molasses" by Cyril Scott, starting taking two Tbs. daily and for me that was the magic. The minerals in molasses did the job. I take it daily and would not be without it. Both books are filled with much needed knowledge. I highly recommend both. You will see and feel the difference.

Replied by Om
(Hope, Bc, Canada)

Hello Selena (Rocky Gap) --- I read your post with pleasure because you made such excellent choices. For many years I have kept a booklet by Cyril Scott as well as a booklet on ACV by Paul Bragg. Off and on I read these booklets again, marvelling at the simple and excellent remedies they are.

For example, as arthritis is a mineral deficiency disease, it is ideal to take BSM and it indeed relieved me of pain and arthritis for many years. I still take BSM and as long as I do, no more joint pain. I think it was suggested in the booklet on BSM to include ACV as well especially for cysts and cancer. It had great success since BSM dries tumours so an invasive treatment is not needed in the end. But there were more benefits, for the brain etc.

Just to mention that it was delightful also to see you include Dr. Sircus' transdermal magnesium treatment.

Well, I treasure these two booklets and wish you all the best.

Namaste, Om

Magnesium, Co Q10

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Posted by Alan (Toooomba, Qld Australia) on 12/01/2011

Hi every one just a quick word to let everyone it's been 2 months to the day since I posted I was taking Magnesium and COQ10 so therefore I have been taking these supplements for 3 months now and guess what? Still no Arrythmia. I don't think about when the next time it may happen now, this a great site to gain knowledge for your health and wellbeing. I hope this helps someone.

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Posted by Alan (Toowoomba, Australia) on 10/01/2011

I have been suffering from Cardio Arrythmia for about thirteen years about once or twice a month, sometimes more I have been to a few doctors and they have said that no one has died fom it yet BUT it is very scary, the longest time period it has lasted is five hours so I went straight to the Doctor while it was still happening so he could properly diagnose the condition I HAVE BEEN ON PRESCRIPTION ASPIRIN SINCE TO REDUCE THE RISK OF STROKE also a prescription drug for the control of the rhythym but it still happened.

Five weeks ago I went to a Naturopath and he put me on Magnesium and Co-enzyme Q10. Since starting on these natural medications I have had one short burst of Cardio Arythmia for about fifteen seconds and that's all in five weeks, I will keep posting of this improvement if there is anymore improvement.

Magnesium, Omega 3 Supplements

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Posted by Kari (Az) on 07/16/2015

Magnesium and Omega 3s:

I have had continuous arrhythmias for over a year. I tried everything including pharmaceuticals and alternative methods. I decided to try Omega 3s, 1280 of DHA, plus magnesium glycinate 400 mg. Both of these I take daily in divided doses. It has been 6 weeks without a recurrence and I am amazed! There is nothing else I did differently so have to assume it is these 2 supplements. What a relief it has been! I hope someone else can be helped by this simple combination, too.

Magnesium, Taurine

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Posted by Peggysue (Grand Junction, Co) on 05/10/2012

For people who have a irregular heartbeat, be sure and get 400 mg. Magnesium Oxide a day. I go to Walgreens and ask the Pharmacist for it. And if you get an irregular heartbeat and it won't settle down, take 500 to 1,000 mg.oOf Taurine. I went several times to the E. R. and had taken Taurine and by the time I was hooked up, I had a heartbeat of a "seasoned athlete! " It really works!


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Posted by Nancy (Missouri) on 02/22/2014

Blackstrap molasses! Sometimes--not often--I suffer from arrhythmia. Happened last night, still had it this morning. Tried Mag and ACV/baking soda without effect. Downed a big spoonful of blackstrap molasses, and my pulse became steady within a short time. Amazing!

Posted by Bill (Sterling Heights, MI) on 02/09/2009

arrythmia: I had a heart attack when I was 52; I am 63 now. I have kept my diet to a minimum of saturated fats although I believe in using butter and olive oil instead of margarine. I take supplements that included: fish oil, spirulina, flaxseed oil, garlic, glucosamine, msm, chondroitin, co-q 10,men's mega multiple, green source multiple, and a few others now for the past 11 years. In mid November 08, I started heart palputations that have been coming on more frequently. Some of my blood work over the years have indicated low potassium and I have been suspecting now that it is causing the arrythmia. Lately now I have been taking an occasional spoonful of sorghum or molasses, which has seemed to help. Last night (2/8/09) as I tried to sleep I had the arrythmia fairly heavily. Deep breathing did not help me. Finally I got up at midnight and took a .025 mg. xanax and a tablespoon of dark sorghum to wash it down. Within 1/2 hour the arrthymia went away and I got a good night's sleep.

EC: "Sweet sorghum is any of the many varieties of sorghum which have a high sugar content. Sweet sorghum will thrive under drier and warmer conditions than many other crops and is grown primarily for forage, silage, and sugar production."

"Sweet sorghum syrup is called "molasses" or "sorghum molasses" in some regions of the U.S., but the term molasses more properly refers to a different sweet syrup, made as a byproduct of the sugarcane or sugar beet production."

Replied by Bohnney
(Bakersfield, Ca, Usa)

I'm going to purchase some molasses shortly so I can have the potassium ready when I am out of bananas and/or veggie juice. For a few days I had been having A-Fib symptoms and then earlier today I ended having a serve A-Fib attack. It was bad enough that I thought I was going to end up in the hospital again. But then, I got to thinking about the chips I ate yesterday and the fact that I hadn't been eating my daily banana or two for about a week. So, I opened a bottle of veggie juice and downed 12 ounces. After about 15 minutes I poured another glass of juice and started eating a banana. Within 25 minutes of drinking the first glass of veggie juice I could feel my heart go into a more regular rhythm. RELIEF! I finished off the second glass of juice and banana and drank a third glass of veggie juice over the course of about two hours. I ended up ingesting between 1800 to 2000 mgs of potassium. I feel great now.

Posted by Renee (El Dorado, Kansas) on 06/07/2007

I too found Molasses an instant treatment for my heart problem. Every night my heart has a delayed beat (confirmed with overnight monitor) but doctor gave me no treatment beyond giving up caffiene. While that helps, it doesn't totally eliminate it and I admit no caffiene is difficult for me. After the first day of 2 Tbls Molasses, I sleep through the night with no problems. And this is such a relief as it really is extremely scarey to awaken to no heart beat, over and over and over. This also cured my extremely heavy menustration

Posted by Peg (Omaha, NE) on 10/11/2006

I was low on potassium, and having heart arrhythmia because of it. 1 tbs each morning, and occasionally another tsp in the early evening keeps it away!

Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne

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Posted by Tana (Nsw, Australia) on 05/24/2016

YEA - I am 67 & have experienced arrhythmias off & on for years - am aware I am very sensitive to MSG & food additives. For the past month arrhythmias have been intense, especially when I lay down. I decided to make my own Cayenne capsules & take with 1/2 glass milk, however, this caused tummy disturbance & cramping. Decided to stir 1/4 teaspoon cayenne into 1/2 glass milk, followed by 1 glass water. I've been taking this 2x daily with food for 1 week now - also take Magnesium tablet daily & Black Strap Molasses if required. The past few days have experienced very few arrhythmias which have been much less intensity. I am so grateful for this information: it is so wonderful to not feel my heart thumping & skipping beats! - Yeah

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Posted by Antonio P. (Cape Coral, Fl) on 12/16/2018

When I get problems with heart, I take taurine, cayenne, magnesium citrate, ACV, and potassium, hawthorn. Also yoga is very helpful. Also COQ-10.

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Posted by June (Cincinnati ) on 12/28/2017

I have been through hell with arrrythmias!!! I believe that there are 4 or 5 root causes:

1. MSG: Taurine is an antidote for this. Best to avoid it, but it's hard. Many people get heart issues from msg I think! It's in a lot of food!
2. Thyroid: for me one drop of potassium iodide in a little water in the morning helped.
3. An irritated vagus nerve:/ colitis: 3 tablespoons of organic olive oil worked for me.
4. Vitamin deficiencies like b12, iron magnesium, etc. In desperation, I got a spectracell micronutrient test. (Google it) Was deficient in pantothenic acid!

If I avoid msg, take taurine if I've had MSG, take 3 tablespoons of olive oil every day and one drop of potassium iodide, and pantothenic acid, I'm good! It took me 40 years to get the right protocol. No help from modern medicine worked in the long run.

Hope this helps someone!

Replied by Omar

Quel est le dosage pour l'huile d'olive? En une fois où plusieurs fois par jour?

Merci beaucoup!

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Posted by Gmm3080 (Lakebay, Washington) on 12/04/2016

Beyond ACV, cayenne, and magnesium...

I have had severe and intense arrhythmia for a few years now, all starting when I entered the menopausal change. It is quite common for many women to develop heart symptoms of all sorts. Well, I totally rejected the offered beta blockers (M.D.'s solution), and started looking to the wonderful and healing world of herbalism. Several cardiac tonics are available that work fast and immensely reliably. Motherwort would be the star of them all. In tincture form (as an infusion far too bitter! ) it can be taken everywhere and used in a 'heartbeat' if needed. 15 to 30 drops in a little water, one or a few times a day. Motherwort has many more benefits to women of ALL ages. I am a witness to its reliability and complete safety. For all women out there who are also experiencing their menopausal years, I HIGHLY recommend reading Susun Weed's book, Menopausal years The Wise Woman Way.

With the information and wisdom in this book I have approached even my N.D.s, and told THEM what I needed. Also, including very nourishing and with minerals loaded stinging nettle infusion (this is not a weak casual tea but a highly medicinal infusion of herb) supports the function of the heart (and the entire body), without dishing out a fortune for supplements. I do, however, supplement with RnA Remyte and ReMag on most days of the week. I determine the correct dosage for me each time I use it, with the help of my pendulum, as the daily needs vary. That saves a lot of money when you need exactly when and how much or little you actually need, as opposed to blindly following a protocol that is geared to the broad masses (yes, naturopaths usually work the same way as M.D.s, prescribing not what the individual needs, but what a certain protocol demands).

So, motherwort (leonorus cardiaca), nettle infusion (urtica dioica, see Susun Weed's books), ReMag and ReMyte, NOT skipping meat as it contains heme (there is not a single plant on this planet containing it), important for red blood cell formation and support of too many functions in the body to mention, but mostly iron supply.

I also learned that low ferritin levels (iron storage, NOT serum levels) can contribute or even cause heart arrhythmia. However, all that being said, we must remember that the heart is much, much more than a physical organ, and a vast variety of emotional issues or imbalances (anger, fear...) regularly trigger arrhythmia (I had a horrifying experience at one dentist where I considered not making it out alive there anymore; I went through 2,5 hours non stop intensely irregular heartbeat, did all I could and took my tinctures, did pranayama, had essential oils with me (ylang ylang, spikenard, lavender, marjoram, vetiver... just a few for arrhythmia), and absolutely nothing helped the situation. I prayed in the chair (mentally), I started crying, was very upset about the complete lack of compassion nor understanding from the dentist (he should never be let loose on the public), and realized that fear alone (in this case of the man himself as his energies were very dense and low) was the trigger that time.

The reality is, with heart arrhythmia there is no single cause, so it makes sense, to approach the 'problem' from more than one angle. I also do regular Dead Sea salt baths (26 oz per full bath).

As far as ACV goes, I find it way too acidic to take orally, even when diluted, and it has the potential to destroy tooth enamel. Not worth it to me. From an energetic perspective, in support of the heart there are a variety of crystals to use, such as red jasper, green aventurine, emerald, just to name a few. Working with crystals, however, is also a rather intuitive undertaking, and requires some understanding of the crystals themselves, how to use them, for how long, etc. The latest thing I incorporated to get the arrhythmia under control was/is homeopathy. I found an amazing doctor who practices traditional homeopathy (as opposed to those who use it more casually with little understanding of the matter). Great success thus far!!!!!

I am very certain that there are a myriad more solutions out in this world for arrhythmia, many of which the western world has never thought of perhaps. There are also insanely great ways from various types of energy medicine available. It all depends on the individual response of the person to any particular treatment (Acupuncture did absolutely nothing for me). I feel it is important to approach the matter in a holistic way as possible, physical, emotional, and working through the various layers of the energetic body. There is an amazing book out there, that everyone should have on their shelf: THE HEART SPEAKS by Mimi Guarneri, M.D., FACC. I hope I could provide the reader with more solutions than the three mentioned in the headline. Be well:)

Replied by Lidia

Great post, though few years old, however I am reading it right now.

"with heart arrhythmia there is no single cause, so it makes sense, to approach the 'problem' from more than one angle." Pharmacogenetics is a new field of study that explains why the same medicine, vaccine, supplements work differently for different people- we are genetically different. Even in the same family. My sister can take anything, I get paradoxic effects, side effects or no effects from the same medicine, supplements etc. So try and see if it works FOR YOU.

Unfortunately the allopathic medicine offers nothing. Bigeminal tachycardia is a medical emergency if it is more than 6 b/m. I was in a hospital many times with 36 b/m, non-stop, and they were just observing me while I was suffering tremendously begging for the hydrating IV or Ringer's solution to no avail. I still don't know what triggers the arrhythmia episodes that sometime last for days. Mini-strokes are common with arrhythmias, and as it has turned out I did have few, based on the brain MRI, however nobody was telling me that. My thyroid markers are normal

I've tried pretty much everything that did help other people. I've tried grounding, Vagus Nerve stimulation with Tens 7000, sleeping on the Amethyst mat, Red light therapy on the heart area and many other modalities. Acupuncture does help, but when I am having an episode, I am floored and can't go for a session. My acupuncturist does make house calls and she is good, however expensive. Chinese herbs help, but make my other problem worse (sensation of motion, sort of like MDDS). In fact what helps with arrhythmia makes my "sensation" of motion unbearable.

Today I've learned here on EC about new homeopathic medicine for panic attacks and bran for arrhythmia. Will try.

Secondly, heart arrhythmia and palpitations are similar but not the same. I do take Atenolol daily for more than 10 years for I have POTS. It is the safest cardio-selective beta-blocker. It helps with tachycardia, but not arrhythmia. Cayenne pepper is not for arrhythmia, however it helps with the vascular system function.

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Posted by Ronbn56 (Tavernier, Fl) on 12/12/2011

for some years i have been sending in reports of my experience with arrhythmia. i have been hospitalized three times been given coumiden and told i need to stay on it for life as well as some other drugs for rapid heart beat. i have searched and searched and they do not make things easy for those searching for answers.

thank goodness for the internet. i have tried with some improvement juicing, fasting, diet, exercise, sea salt, and more but really got to the bottom of it when i discovered most things are digestive related. i found out i had symptoms of candida. i once had a white tongue, itchy anus constantly, sinus congestion, massive amounts of mucous after eating, and other seemily unrelated symptoms. it was then with all the stomach mucous i discovered was undigested protein and that was a result of lack of stomach acid and poor protein digestion. i put this all together and realized candida was in my stomach and my colon as well as the sinuses.

i started treating that and soon found my digestive problems were also my heart problems. when i first started taking hcl stomach acid there was massive die off of candida in my stomach and my intestines. finally i started to feel something with the die off. as unpleasant as it was, it was progress things that did not belong were dying. i also started taking systemic enzymes, and digestive enzymes and my digestion improved 100% as well as my a fib.

my theory is my colon was so full of toxic waste from undigested food it was poisoning my body and the heart was beating fast and out of rhythm in response to that poisoning. clean the liver and clean the blood with enzymes and juicing and many of the things bothering you will disappear. not right away but in time. try hcl and if one pill does not seem to give you any response of being too acid try two and up until you find the right amount. i gave one to a friend and he could not take one without feeling a burn. i take four and feel nothing. i had almost no stomach acid. if your stomach is not acid then your blood will be and that's a disease waiting to happen. you need the stomach acid strong and the blood to be alkaline for good health. i had just the opposite.

so here is what i did and i think i may have found the cure. i have taken no drugs for two years and am not dead yet. in fact i get healthier every day at age 66. rebounder, weights and running

hcl- three or four with each meal

digestive enzymes -three with each meal

juicing- carrot, apple beet celery cucumber every single day

mineral supplements TJ Clark

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)

Also good for you would be chlorella and spirulina. Read the free ebook at They clean the blood and detox the body and are very alkaline.

Also Ann Wigmore also recommended wheatgrass implants as a good way to clean the bowel but also get nutrients back into the bowel. Her book "The Wheatgrass Book" is excellent.

Replied by Sandy

Can you please explain what is hcl. Also when you juice, how many carrots, apples, beets and cucumber you use. I can not use celery because it creates gas in body.

Replied by Marlena

Debbie, I am very interested in your regiment, but I'm unfamiliar with "hcl! " Pls explain what it is & where one can purchase it?

Thk you

EC: HCL - Betaine HCL

Olive Oil

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Posted by Lise (Wailuku, Hawaii) on 07/01/2007

I have used virgin olive oil (3 tablespoons a day with food)from Iherb online store. After about one week I felt my heart racing. I thought it was only hydrogenated coconut oil that would cause problems like that. Can anyone explain that please?

Replied by Floriana
(Dallas, TX)

I think you're making a point here. I have been diagnosed with acid reflux so I am trying to watch what I eat. So I recently started to use only extra virgin olive oil, to cook or in salads. I buy the Walmart brand, probably no more than a small bottle a month. This because I heard on a TV show what the other oils can do to our health... Now I realize that I started having palpitations and trouble breathing about 2 months ago, kind of the time since I switched to extra virgin olive oil. Because I don't use this oil daily, maybe this is why I have days when I feel great and days when I have palpitations. Probably we'll find an answer here.

The fact is, my doctor recommended - of course! - Alprozalam and then Valium. Oh, boy! I didn't take any of them. I started taking Multivitamins, Omega3, Magnesium Chloride and St. John's Wort, instead, for about 2 weeks. I also felt a strange urge to eat a lot of lemons or limes, like never! I carried them in my purse. Whenever the palpitations or the trouble breathing started, a few bites of lemon calmed down everything. Then I didn't use the oil for a while, as I said, I rarely use it in food... I also slowed down on lemons. Few days after I finished the bottle of St. John's Wort, I had palpitations again. I thought that interrupting St. John's Wort was the cause, so I started taking it again. But it didn't work. Now I start to make the connection. Both after I interrupted St. John's Wort and after I restarted using it, I used some of the olive oil. I noticed that I have a weird reaction after eating something with that oil, either raw or cooked, several times. Though, I blamed it on the other ingredients or some bad food combination I might have made. Now I'll definitely stay away from that oil, and I'll also make some research on it, to see what is going on. Thanks for mentioning it!

Replied by Jeong
(Auburn, Wa)

Please be aware that over 90% of the extra virgin olive oil sold in the US is adulterated with cheap vegetable oils like soy, canola, corn, etc. That is probably why you are having reactions when consuming the olive oil. There is an excellent book called, Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller. Your best bet is to go with virgin palm oil or virgin coconut oil.

Replied by Gokhals
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80% of the olive oils sold on the market are fake. Polyunsaturated factory processed oils cause heart disease. Eat butter (organic), not olive oil. I'ts hard to fake butter. And the saturated fat (55-60%) in butter is actually good for the heart.

Replied by Vicki

Hi, I just read your post and had to add my thoughts. I have severe food reactions to salicylates and histamine in food so much so that it will bring on arrhythmia. Olive oil and citrus are very high. Might be worth checking out the "fedup" website. Good luck

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