Natural Cures for Angina (Chest Pain)

| Modified on May 26, 2024
Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Tj (Trinidad, Co) on 01/01/2013

Chest Pain: I tried the Cayenne Pepper, and I did feel better after trying it, but my questions is this, "Is it just covering up the problems?" Because I think I may have clogged arteries and need to see a specialist! I noticed that my blood pressure went up after taking the pepper, so if I start exercising may also help.

Magnesium Malate
Posted by Kurt (Riverivew, Fl) on 06/25/2017

Magnesium Malate for Angina

Cure: Two years after a heart attack, two RCA stents, and rehab, I was again fast walking down and up the mile long 400 feet high hill I live at the top of, and developed angina. I popped a nitro tablet, the pain went away in 10 minutes, and I finished my walk. Then I started reading for a real remedy.

The bottom line from my research is that I started taking a magnesium malate 1250 mg tablet once a day (RDA = 425). A week later I mowed the lawn with the mower drive slipping, working up a big sweat, and the following day walked the big hill – all painlessly. FYI I'm 72, and I do take several other supplements including ACV w/ K/Na (3:1) bicarb, but this one made the difference.

The theory is that angina is closely associated with hardening of the coronary arteries which is associated with plaque deposits. Plaque is associated with calcium, and calcium with magnesium – as electrolytes (along with potassium and sodium). Magnesium deficiency has become common in soils and consequently in foods, and in most, especially older people. Apparently, the smaller, more reactive magnesium ions replace enough of the calcium in the plaque which makes it soluble in the blood – so that they shrink away harmlessly. For references just search for "plaque magnesium" no quotes.

Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Nashirah (Mahboula, Kuwait) on 04/27/2007

Cayenne Pepper is a real cure for pains on the chest. Each time I get the tired pains that spread across my chest into my neck, jaw and shoulders I immediately head for the Cayenne Pepper, take 1 teaspoon in any liquid preferably in juice or milk. It instantly feeds the heart muscle of Vit C. I would honestly recommend this to heart sufferers. It works for me and should for you! Thanks to Earth Clinic for all their advice and remedies. God bless you all!

Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Tony (Bundaberg, Qld) on 11/06/2011

A good friend of mine was not conscripted into the army because of his bad heart condition. He learned about cayenne very early and would use it as a daily supplement and whenever he felt he was about to have an attack.

Hate to tell you Doctors, but this man died at a good young age of 96. He was baking bread himself till he died. He outlived his wife who was in good health. Don't see too many old guys in his shape. He was also a vegetarian.

Posted by Grace (Sf) on 08/08/2015

My heart had gone haywire for 3 years my heart would race then slow down, beat so hard my entire body shook, light-headed, dizziness and pain in my chest. Saw two robotic-like cardiologists. One said PVC. The other one said, sinus node and the cure for that is to burn the node and put a pacemaker in! No way!

I did extensive research. Saw an ND, he had me on 2 (200mg )magnesium 3x a day and increased my zinc. A friend begged me to try her supplement that has L-arginine, L-citrulline, d-ribose. But not in pill form it is not as effective. Some cardiologist are recommending to patients with Angina that seems to cure the problem in many cases. It's a powder formula with L-arginine, L-citrulline and d-ribose in it. It worked! Two weeks later no more heart problems and breathing easy.

Arginine, an amino acid, produces nitric oxide which may relax the arterial walls active, and it apparently lows blood pressure in some patients.

Heart issues have a cause that a cardiologist may not look at food allergies, dental cavitations hidden infection, parasites, mold or environmental allergies, and Electro magnetic sensitivity.

Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Terry (Manchester, Nh) on 01/01/2013

Get the book Left for Dead by Dick Quinn. Cayenne Pepper along with garlic, hawthorn and ginger open and clean the arteries.... And keep them open. Read this before getting any tests. Whatever you do don't get one of those rediculous stents put in..... More trouble down the road.

Posted by Laura (Seattle, WA) on 01/29/2009

My husband, 6 months ago could not walk the dog without holding his nitro prescribed by his doctor just in case of a heart attack. He chose not to go through with surgery and did the below instead. Started with a liquid oral chelation for 6 weeks (quite expensive) to get the ball rolling then began with what is listed below.

Oral Chelation (pill form) twice a day as noted on bottle

L-lycine - 1000 mg -2 in the am and 2 in the pm

L-Proline - 500 mg -2 in the am and 2 in the pm

Vitamin C - 1000 mg -non buffered -2 in the am and 2 in the pm (must drink lots of water with this or take Cal Mag to combat possible kidney stones)

vitamin E - 800 IU once in the am

Yesterday he ran 2 miles straight, we take 2 martial arts, we have hiked 11 miles at one time, he has NO pain whatsoever and just past a EKG with flying colors. We keep on a maintenance program but it is much less than above. Definately SEE YOUR DOCTOR, but I just wanted everybody to know that this worked for us.

Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Kina (Los Angeles, Ca) on 03/05/2012

Cayenne Pepper works! Whenever I get stressed out; my jaw, stomach, upper back, the left side of my chest and left arm starts to hurt. I googled the symptoms and saw that it was a sign of Angina so when I got home I took one pill then laid down and the pain went away within a half hour. I take a pill each day along with my other vitamins and I haven't had another episode since.

Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Karen (NJ, US) on 01/06/2015

I'm writing to share my "miracle" experience. I've had chest pain that felt like severe inflammation for years. My left side (breast) felt so tender as if it was bruised. If my little (4lb) dog jumped on me when I was laying on the couch, I'd go thru the roof. I really thought this was stress related (or worse as I'm a smoker).

I was trying a few different things, fish oils, vitamin E, garlic, etc. I can't say anything worked and it was getting to the point where it was chronic and I was always holding my chest. For reasons I can't really explain (fear?) I just would not go to a doctor. I couldn't bring myself to open that Pandora's Box.

Anyway, at Christmas time I ordered Lugol's Iodine, 5%. When it arrived I just put a drop in about 2" of bottled water and drank it. I did it again that evening. I am not kidding or embellishing in any way - ALL OF THE CHEST PAIN IS GONE. Completely GONE. I am so unaccustomed to being pain free that I find myself still holding my chest, even though nothing hurts! So - perhaps it's my thyroid, I'm not sure, but this has been nothing short of a miracle for me and I hope someone reading this will recognize their own similar symptoms and try the idodine. No matter how much I researched I never found anyone that described symptoms like mine.

Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Vinny (Atlanta, GA) on 03/04/2006

Hi, I had chest pains all over my chest, mostly towards the left. When I was small, they used to come and then go within minutes so I thought nothing of it (while watching TV/reading a book). All of a sudden, a month ago, I started having consistent chest pains and it got to a point where I figured out that I had Unstable Angina (one step below a heart attack) where my ateries were not getting enough Oxygen. My doctor stated it was anxiety/stress and gave me Klonopin which only drugged me and made me sleepy each day - I stopped taking that for a week and purchased some GNC Products and that SAME day, I saw results!!! I was so excited that I wanted to share this with everyone even though its only been one day. This was partially recommended by Kevin Treadau and I added some extra stuff to the list. I no longer have chest pains when watching TV or resting! :) I used Calcium/Magnesium; Vitamin B Complex; 100% Natural Vitamin E (The best one) (GNC has Isomer E); Omega 3-6-9 (Unsaturated Fatty Acids); Kyloic Aged Garlic Extract.

Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Jane (Martin TN) on 07/22/2022

The cayenne pepper is definitely causing the problem to go away, not just hiding it!! I will never take nitroglycerine again (that 5-hour migraine is horrible! ). And either the ground cayenne in tea or directly in the tip of the nose (intense but effective) or cayenne extract will work much faster than the nitroglycerine! 10/10 recommend!

Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Shemp (Huntington, Ca/usa) on 11/02/2012

I was having chest aches and backaches so I tried taking some chelated zinc, coral calcium and a cayenne pill. 20 minutes later Im not feeling the pain anymore.

Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Mike (Vancouver, CA) on 12/09/2014

It has been less than twenty minutes since eating a cayenne pepper and the tightness and heaviness has dissipated. Thank you to the wonderful people at Earth Clinic.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Tassi (Berkeley, Ca) on 07/18/2016

My 92 yr old father was having heart pain that kept coming back even after what had been working for a few years now, which was hawthorn tincture in large doses (like 1/4 of a 4-oz bottle or more, in warm water - about 1/4 cup), which used to fix things up for days at least, but now was only lasting a couple of hours (and this alongside the 2 capsules of dry hawthorn extract he always takes routinely, plus even with adding capsule contents to the warm tea). So I looked on and decided to try what I have on hand, which is Lugol's iodine and ACV.

Yesterday morning I started him on ACV in a glass with 8 oz of water with 2 Tablespoons of ACV (organic w mother). I told him to take 2 swallows and in another 2 hours take 2 more, etc. till it was gone. Then I brought him a shot glass with a tablespoon or 2 of water and put one drop of Lugol's 5% iodine into that, and told him to take this if he experienced pain, and see what happened. He said, "How much pain?" I said "Well, ok, ANY pain, " and he picked it up and swigged it down.

As of today at 4 pm now, he has had no more pains and even started doing his exercises again, which he had stopped because that was what set off the pains several days ago. I will keep giving him the ACV every day and see how it goes. If it comes back, I will try Lugol's again.

Posted by Kymi (Wa) on 06/20/2015

I have angina. Whenever my chest feels really tight or I have my armpit pain, I drink cayenne water. I put 1/8th of a tsp in a small glass of water and drink it down. I hate spicy foods so to this I have to be in a lot of pain. The crazy thing is that if I need it it does not burn my mouth. After drinking this the pain goes away within minutes. If it takes longer I drink another glass.

Olive Oil
Posted by Art (Vancouver Bc, Canada.) on 03/18/2013

I started getting a chest pain 25 years prior to this one. It was right in the middle of my chest and I felt a dull outward pressure. I went to the hospital and got hooked up to monitor my heart. When the pain would come I would tell the nurse who was watching me. She told me everything is fine with my heart and the pain I am experiencing is something else. They sent me home. A friend of mine suggested I try 1/2 a cup of Pure Virgin Olive Oil. Within minutes the pain subsided. For the next week I would take a swig of this and the pain left. Then no more pain after that and I was really happy about that because I do not like the taste of olive oil. Fast forward to last week. I start getting an aching sensation in my chest at night around 4am. I would awake gasping for air and thinking is this COPD. I was really bothered by this because my mother eventualy suffocated to death from this. The other night I had some pop corn around 9pm and half an hour later I started to get these chest pains again. I suddenly remembered what I did 25 years previous and got up and gulped down some Olive Oil nit Virgin. Because of the awful taste I rinsed with mouthwash right away. The pain left after 1/2 an hour, I had a good night and awoke feeling new.


Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Vinny (Atlanta, Ga) on 11/04/2006

I have to disagree with Matt. I tried all of that (listed above from my previous note) and I no longer have chest pains. Actually I have came across some information that makes it not permanent. I forgot where exactly I found it but some of it I got it from Kevin Treadau's book. Arteries can be unclogged. Again, this is just my opinion...all I can say is that it worked for me. No more chest pains.

Black Tea
Posted by Zarah22 (Scranton, Pennsylvania) on 04/01/2015

My husband used to drink ACV mixed with water to relieve chest pains. It works for a while but it does not work that fast anymore. I made him drink black tea in addition to ACV because I've read before that black tea helped reduce heart attack and stroke. I thought that it can also help with chest pains...and it did! My husband now takes ACV and water mixture followed by a cup of hot black tea.

Posted by Dina (Brechin) on 08/31/2021

I started getting chest pain, felt my breathing was strained as well...actually thought I was having a heart attack...Thankfully, I read up on potassium...Potassium is a heart supplement...I started taking it, no more pressure on my chest and no more shortness of breath. :)

Cranberry Supplement
Posted by Hisjewel (America, New York) on 01/12/2017

Re: Cranberry Soft-gels 8400 mg, with included 40 mg, C, and 6 IU Vitamin E, for Chest Pain:

Just wanted to share that when I was tapering off my Vitamins to get ready for the end and beginning of the year Shut in, I had the return of some chest pain.

To keep this post short, my mother gave me a bottle of Cranberry soft gels. I decided to take two as suggested on the bottle. And the pain left. I took it hoping it would shield me from a candy cane, and low and behold.... it took the chest pain. This is about two weeks now.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Tassi (Berkeley, Ca) on 07/26/2016

Another 4 days gone by: his heart is so much improved, it is a big relief. Reply to Yvonne: The ACV is not 2 T every 2 hours, but 2 T in 8 oz of water, and he takes TWO SWALLOWS from that every couple of hours or so (sorry about accidentally leaving out that important info). Maybe we could cut it back to 1 T in 8 oz of water by now. But the dose of hawthorn extract is by many trials and errors over the last few years, starting out with much smaller amounts but I had to increase it when they no longer effected a full pain relief (believe me I was reluctant to use any more of those expensive tinctures than necessary). I ALSO want to elaborate that I have stripped fats from his diet for now (with occasional trials of a little olive oil or one egg yolk, with questionable results -- he had some slight heart issues the following day, so I remain cautious at this point), and I have recently been upping his lecithin (non-GMO from sunflower seeds only) intake. He does take fish oil every day and eats sardines, which have some fat in them even canned in water. Lots of vegetables, rice, beans, oatmeal, fruit -- and potassium chloride, plus a large assortment of vitamins and minerals twice a day. He used to love the heavy use of mayo etc and fried crispy stuff (who wouldn't if we could get away with it?)

Apple Cider Vinegar, Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Patricia (Downsville, New York) on 01/03/2017 42 posts

Source: WebMd

I am trying to find out who the author is of the above list you quoted about who should not take potassium chloride. I don't see any author listed on the link. It is just present as information on the WebMd site. Can you help me find it? Thank you.

I am concerned that there is a lot of fake information out there to prevent people taking their health into their own hands. I myself have no physician and have managed to stay healthy during my lifetime except for getting a diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma on my forehead from a biopsy and then declining the doctor's $15,000 surgery for a dime size skin carcinoma and paid 49$ for a salve to remove it. That was 2001. I know earth clinic is being careful . I don' t recall or remember seeing any lists of diseases that should not use a particular remedy.

I personally used potassium chloride to remove a slight 2 second duration of increased beating of the heart once every month or so. After reading Joe Vialls article I bought it from Now brand to take and that quick beating only came back after I stopped taking it for a while. So, I recently purchased chloride in bulk frin and have resumed taking it again. The heart's short spurt of increased beating (symptom) has disappeared again. I take 1/4 tsp plus one pinch in juice. 4 times I figure is enough to make up the 3 to 4000 mgs per day. I have not been consistent because I have not found a source of organic orange juice in which to take it. I have also added jacketed potatoes as they are purported to have 1000mgs potassium per day.

You have to understand that drugs is a huge business that needs continued flow of the sick to keep the stock growing and to pay for the huge outlay for each heart drug such as those for the symptoms of angina mentioned in Joe Vialls article. The symptoms happen to be the same for potassium chloride deficiency.There is much disinformation out there. I don't mean any disrespect to you but we have to somehow root out the d is information put out to help the drug companies so we will use their drug for angina and not a cheap remedy such as potassium chloride. If there is no author taking responsibility for that list, then we should seek him or her out for verification. Isn't that prudent?

I read somewhere that pottasium or potassium chloride or a form of it is used extensively in emergency rooms when certain symptoms appear such as heart attack. The hospital does not first check to see if the stricken has any of the diseases on that list. They use it and suffer the consequences of doing it. If anyone has that article about what things are used in the emergency room, I think it would be great to get it posted.

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Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sammysays (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 01/06/2016

My brother was advised by his doctor to take apple cider vinegar 3x a day for angina pectoris. It helped him a lot!

Olive Oil
Posted by Supernatural (Lancaster, Pa) on 05/27/2014 1 posts

Re: Olive Oil for Chest Pain. This could have been from gallstones. The Olive Oil would help them pass.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Tassi (Berkeley, California) on 07/22/2016

OK, 4 days later: The 7/18 remedy I posted gave my dad a couple of days pain-free, but the pain came back again. Now I have him supplied with the 2 T ACV in 8 oz of water every 2 hours around the clock (at least while he is naturally awake, or gets up to pee or something like that). I added potassium chloride back into his diet (he had stopped using it as a salt substitute over a year ago because it has a diuretic effect for him and he dislikes that, but it is essential in order to keep the heart muscles from being destroyed, according to Adelle Davis in “Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit” (get yrself copies of all her books: used, they are cheap - mostly filled with good stuff except for her old-fashioned ideas about vegetable oils, which you should disregard). So I THINK the regular potassium chloride use will now resolve things. In the meantime, the lineup of remedies to try goes like this: Be taking the ACV in water, as above, and using potassium chloride (I don't know, at least 1/8 to 1/4 tsp per day) regularly. If you have a pain crisis: Take 4 vitamin E capsules (400 IU d-alpha-tocopherol) and chew them up to get the contents right away (you can spit out the gel-capsules). If that does not do it, the next thing is the hawthorn — note that you should be taking dried extract capsules, 500 mg twice a day on a regular basis for heart and circulatory health, so if you are having a pain crisis get out up to 6 capsules and open them and put the contents into a cup, mix in some warm water a little at a time (abt 1/3 cup) and pour in some tincture of hawthorn — about 1/3 of a 4-oz bottle should do it, and stir up the contents. Drink it over about 10 minutes. This often took care of the pain for my dad. If that does not do it, I would add taking a few drops of Lugol's iodine in 3-5 T of water, swigged down. Still any pain left? Take a pinch of potassium chloride (or 1/8 tsp if you have not yet started adding it regularly into your diet, which you should do). OK, hoping for the best for everyone...

Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Bill (San Fernando) on 01/06/2015

Hi Karen...Much thanks for you post on how Lugol's Iodine helped to cure your chest/breast pain. Before WWII they used to use a drug called iodoniacin(containing KI and niacin) for heart problems and high blood. It was very successful. LI also helps prevent/remove breast and uterine cysts, so I'm not surprised( though I'm certainly pleased) with your positive experience.

Here's some more past and current research that you might like to read concerning the whole body's need(not just for the thyroid) for Lugol's Iodine:

Iodine Research 1

Iodine Research 2

The thyroid gland can store up to a maximum 50 mgs of iodine. But it might also surprise you that the rest of the body(ex-thyroid) needs to maintain a store 1500 mgs of iodine every day to stay healthy. So you get the picture. Doctors only ever refer to iodine and the thyroid because that's the way they have been taught by the drugs companies(who write all their Standard of Care Manuals). The above research simply reveals the truth about iodine's essential roles and importance to the human body.

For the last 9 years I've been taking 8 drops %5 LI ever day in water and I attribute much of my own continuing health to this small but essential supplementary habit.

If you want to thoroughly detox then the ones to use are green tea, sodium thiosulfate, EDTA, Lugol's Iodine, chlorella, Vitamin C and Alkalizing as per Ted.

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