Tachycardia Remedies and Natural Cures

| Modified on May 06, 2021

Hawthorn and Motherwort
Posted by Jerry (Seal Beach, California, Usa) on 11/14/2011
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I have found hawthorn and motherwort together to be a reliable cure for my PSVT's (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) in which my heart would race at speeds of 160 to even over 200 per minute.

First, I use a liquid extract, alcohol free if possible. I used to use an alcohol extract but it did not work anything like the alcohol-free. After experimenting with different manufacturers I settled on Nature's Answer alcohol-free hawthorn and Nature's Answer low-alcohol motherwort. These people are based in Hauppauge, New York, and I have no connection with them whatever except as happy user of their products. After a couple years, Nature's Answer turned their hawthorn into hawthorn berry (which it was originally), leaf and flower. On the Net I found this combo supposedly reinforced the properties of the hawthorn berry. I found it had no different ability to stop my cardiac arrhythmia. Same speed.

Nature's Answer motherwort is about 15 percent alcohol. Some experimentation with different manufacturers years ago made it clear you can't put motherwort in solution without using some alcohol, or it will come out of solution. Even so, you still need to shake the motherwort extract to get it evenly distributed.

This stuff can get rid of an attack of PSVTs like lightning. I keep a quarter ounce bottle with glass eye dropper on me at all times, mixed with a 50% hawthorn-50% motherwort mixture. That 50 percent is by volume, not weight, say a full level teaspoon of each. And I shake each one thoroughly before adding to the mix.

Once in a while I will get a warning jump in my chest saying my heart could go into fast heartbeat. I will sit down as soon as possible, take out my bottle of herbs, shake it well, and fill the dropper about 1/3 to 1/2 full. I always sit or lie down whenever I get a heart incident so I don't have any strain on the heart, and I will stay down for maybe ten minutes.

If I have gone into full tachycardia, where my heart is beating 160-200 beats a minute, I don't care where I am, I lie down. I get my bottle of herbs out, shake it thoroughly, and put a dropper full into my mouth. How fast is it? Once when I couldn't lie down, I was in my car on the freeway, I parked it as soon as I could and took my dropper full. I couldn't get the dropper back in the bottle fast enough to beat my heart getting back to normal. It took one second for my heartbeat to resume normal beating.

This remedy has NEVER failed me. I have gotten into the habit, over the years, of taking 1/3 dropper full after breakfast, 1/3 dropper full after lunch, and 1/3 dropper full after supper. I have noticed that scars that seemed to be getting deeper with age began to disappear, to where they are barely noticeable nowadays. I am 81.

Symptoms that might accompany this remedy being more effective: the tongue is red compared to a fresh cut pork chop. The left pulse between the wrist crease and the head of the radius tends to be weak, perhaps weaker than the pulse at any other position.

I can't guarantee this will work for you. I can tell you it is greased lightning working on me. My incidence of heart palpitations has dropped from several bouts per week to perhaps one every two to five years. I NEVER leave my hawthorn-motherwort on the dresser at home. It is in my pocket at all times.

Posted by Fgingles (Raymore, Missouri) on 08/09/2015
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I don't really like posting anything but I know how frustrating it can be to have tachycardia or arrhythmia and taking really hard medications is not really good for our bodies. I have SVT type of tachycardia and have ongoing attacks all day long. I have used Beta-Blocker for 10 years and just recently started taking Tambacor. I've also have had 3 ablations and the last one I had, made me develop a new rhythm in another part of my heart. I've tried every type of natural remedied that is listed in this forum..

My husband experienced a head injury and the doctor recommended him using Melatonin because he needed to have better sleep at night. I decided to start using it too and at that time I was taking tambacor and experiencing dizzy spells from it. I decided to go off the Tambacor. When I went off this medication I didn't have any tachycardia episodes I've been taking Melatonin for 6 months now and I can honestly say I have not had one episode. I take one 5mg pill at night, and it seem to do the trick.

The Melatonin has changed my life, I no longer rely on hard horrible medications to control my arrhythmia. Plus I get a better sleep at night and no side effects.

I hope this information will help someone, that's having to rely on using these horrible medications.

Posted by Carrie (Kuwait, Middle East) on 08/27/2006
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I had a heart attack 1 and half years ago. 3 nights ago I experienced pains and was hospitalized and found to be suffering once again with a heart condition. I searched the internet and came across your site. Thank you for an amazing treasure of cures and remedies. I used 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and a tablespoon or two of honey in rather large glass of boiling water. I found the taste really delicious! I swallowed crushed clove garlic with this drink and truly my heart settled almost instantly and my BP is normal! To all heart sufferers, this is an amazing remedy to try, you only benefit from it. I intend having this daily probably for the rest of my life!

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Leelannee (Sussex, Nj) on 08/24/2012
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I am overweight & was not only concerned but embarrassed that my heart rate would skyrocket at the slightest exertion (like going up half a flight of stairs, bending over to pick up laundry, or even just standing up! ). It would also beat so hard that when I was in bed, I could see my blanket or the book I was reading shaking. I tried doing cardio for at least 30-45 minutes at a time, because I thought I must be terribly out of shape. I could only walk at a moderate pace, or my heartrate would go out of the safe range.

I have taken DE a few times over the years, but had not been taking it for awhile. I started taking it again because my hair was falling out. I took it at night, because it also seems to help me sleep. On the morning after my second dose, I noticed that my heart rate was slower!!!

In less than 2 weeks, it went from being over 100 resting & in the 120s while standing to being in the 80s! After a couple more months of doing this (and not being able to increase exercise due to a car accident), my resting heart rate is now about 70. And I have to run twice as fast on my elliptical to get my heart rate into the target zone!

Just goes to show that this condition was NOT caused by my weight or being out of shape, but perhaps by a mineral deficiency. I've heard that DE increases bioavailability of other minerals, such as calcium, as well as being beneficial itself because of the silica content.

I also had high blood pressure at the time, but want to point out that the DE did not help with it. They seem to be 2 entirely different issues. I could have a fast heart rate and normal blood pressure, or vice versa. I did start taking hawthorn berry, full spectrum olive leaf, potassium, Vitamin C, and hibiscus tea, and my blood pressure is wonderful--again without losing weight or getting in better shape (although I'm working on those 2 things, also! ). I'll try to post that in the hypertension section.

I really hope this info helps someone. I was so frightened and frustrated by this condition, and I'm so relieved that it has improved!

Oh, I almost forgot; every night, I mix 1-2tbsp into about 8oz water, and drink it down quickly. You may want to start out with a smaller dose & work your way up, as it can have a cleansing affect. Good luck!

Posted by Lynette (Edwardsville, IL) on 11/07/2006
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For the past year, I have been suffering from severe headaches, my heart would beat extremely fast just from standing up, and dizziness. I knew that it was serious when my head was hurting so bad one day that I went to lie down and woke up almost 15 hours later. I found this website while looking for a cure for gout for someone else. I sent them the information and then began to read the other parts of this site. After my reading, I wrote out a list and I went to the health food store immediately after work. I have been taking the mixture of the water with ACV, liquid garlic, cayenne pepper and blackstrap molasses for a week now. For the first time in a year, I am feeling so much better. My heart rate has slowed. My headaches are gone. I am using the bathroom on a regular basis now and I am not sleepy all of the time. I am also taking multi-vitamins. Thank you for this wonderful website!

Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
Posted by Beth (Oxford, Ohio) on 05/06/2021
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I developed a racing heart and high blood pressure instantly one morning. For about an hour I practiced deep breathing and drank water. Didn't help. I didn't want to go to the hospital for all the fears one can image (it is nicknamed ‘kill ‘em and hide ‘em) so grabbed my essential oils book, which recommended Ylang-Ylang.

Two whiffs and all went back to normal instantly never to return again.

That was in 2016! Ylang-Ylang travels with me always.

Posted by Ed (Chicago, Il) on 08/19/2011
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Cayenne slowed my heart rate from 78-100 bpm to 58-64 bpm only after 2 days of use 1/4 of a teaspoon with warm water... BP is down as well

Multiple Remedies
Posted by ORH (Ten Mile, Tn) on 07/13/2020
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GANG, ORH here, got my mule scared today. Got up this morning and felt like I had been whipped with an ugly stick. Went to the farm anyway and things got worse, so I came home. Blood Pressure and pulse were all over the map. Pulled every trick that I knew and finally it is tolerable after 4 hours of non-stop intervention. PEMF program that I took from low to high, cayenne pepper extract in water, magnesium oil on chest, followed by DMSO, oxygen mask and a Xanax . Have gone to the ER several times when this happens. Their errors have almost put me under twice, so I make my on house calls. Need to hang on as I have a Covid testing story to tell you.


Posted by Win F. (Canada) on 05/03/2020
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If you also have a racing heart rate, as I do, well here's a simple remedy for that as well: Whenever you feel your heart racing, you simply put your hand on your neck and for some reason that will slow your heart rate within a very few minutes.

Weird, I know, but it's reduced my visits to the emergency room to nil.

Magnesium, Potassium
Posted by Joanne (Az) on 03/12/2016
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Yes a deficiency in magnesium can make your heart rate higher. I had that internal shakiness The feeling went way and my heart rate went down after taking magnesium ultra 200 mg a day. Also upped my potassium by drinking low sodium tomato juice and coconut water.

Carbohydrates and Rapid Heart Beat
Posted by Clh Pdl (Pld, Fl) on 09/06/2011

Rapid Heart Rate after eating,

I have been dealing with this for 6 years now, have had every test in the world, I think that it has something to do with my digestive system, hiatial hernia or kidneys, I don't know for sure but I have been on zebeta for almost 6 years and have had one attempbed ablation. I know that within 20 minutes of eating certain foods and they are random foods that my heart will race to over 200 beats per minute and then I call the ambulance with gives me adenosine IV to slow it back down. I have spent so much money on hospitals and doctors between me and the insurance company and still don't know what causes it.

I know that I can not eat anything with MSG, I can't eat pork, I can't eat hot dogs, I will get this bump and then the racing starts. I did two weeks ago try a remedy I got off of earth clinic when my heart started racing it was at 176 by time I got to the ice machine, but I put both my wrist in the ice and put in on my face and it started going down immediately, but I know that I will not always have ice around. They want me to do another ablation next month, still debating, but I am also tired of the heart racing. I have been on the stricktist diet in the world for the last 6 years, but, no anything good, just all healthy, It does not seem to matter, when the racing wants to come, it comes. I, after 6 years decided I wanted a rootbear float. Have not had anything carbinated for 10 years, it actually helped, so I have now decided, when I eat something that makes me feel full, even if it is a little bit, I either drink a small amount of sprite or a root bear float and it seems to help with the flutters and bumping. The doctors don't seem to understand when I tell them about the bumping before the heart racing. I don't know if this is what you get but a lot of people do.

Alkaline pH
Posted by Wendy (Barrie, Ontario Canada) on 10/04/2008
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Anxiety/Panic Attacks/ph balancing

My dh and I moved 1000 miles away to the middle of nowhere (seriously) with 2 small kids, for him to take a job working 80+hrs a week...in JANUARY! The dog died, the car died, my daughter burnt her arm on the woodstove, we were isolated etc. and of course for 3 months I tried every natural remedy to save our dog to no avail. So when I suddenly went to emerg one night with a racing heart that I couldn't slow down, the sweats, shakes and dizziness, I thought for sure I was having a heart attack...heck I am 40 after all! They gave me an adavan that I didn't take and told me to go home and relax with all the stress in my life. Although everyone kept telling me I was in emotional turmoil...for me there had to be another concrete reason, I had handled way worse in my life and heck it wasn't like I lived in a war torn country or anything...nutritionally I mean, or lack thereof.

I had been drinking black tea again to cope with the dog, the move etc. so it was the first to go with the result being less frequent attacks. So with the help of a guy in Nova Scotia I learned about PH balancing and the work of Dr. Carey Reams. I started balancing my ph each day and if it was 7ish I felt awesome, if it was acid I felt awful. Any sweetener- even honey affected me greatly on the acid side. Then I added in a green supplement from a doctor in Barrie Ontario. On his advice I also started taking a concentrated mineral supplement (the most popular one on the market he recommended) and I started with 1 drop 2x a day, then 2 drops 2x a day and so on. He said I would have loose stools when I reached enough. He said rarely some of his clients could handle 40-60 drops a day. THIS was ME! I was taking 30 drops 2x a day with no loose stools- AND I felt like a million bucks....and NO more panic attacks- ever. woohoo. Then I moved on to zeolite which got back my 5 yr flagging libido and life was incredibly awesome... of course I ended up pregnant with my 3rd, but it's all good and i'm still feeling awesome with no return of the horrifying panic attacks. Incidentlly I tried homeopathics, herbal tinctures, herbal teas, acv, baking soda etc. nothing worked but the constant paying attention of the day to day ph morning and night of my saliva and urine and taking the concentrated minerals. Believe me, for anyone going thru these you'll do just about anything to make them stop!!!

Magnesium, Potassium
Posted by Sonya (Dfw, Tx) on 12/16/2013
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I have been increasingly stressed at work lately, such that when I log off the computer (when working from home) I go upstairs and lay down in my bed to 'hide' from it. I have been having tight chest, mild- to medium anxiety attacks, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and most recently, tachycardia.

This weekend it was the worst. I just couldn't catch my breath all weekend, and finally I decided to take my pulse. 108 bpm! Crazy, it's never that hight and all the symptoms going with it are very unusual for me -- until about a month or two ago, this kind of thing was something I only thought happened to other people since I have always been 'text book' in the pulse / blood pressure / etc departments.

Anyways, for some reason I had a flash of an idea -- I am a regular taker of potassium and magnesium, mostly due to muscle stiffness and soreness, but I had run out of potassium several months back, and continued on with the magnesium until about 5 weeks ago when I ran out of that too. I was doing ok, so I figured I would buy some when I got to the vitamin shop. Well - I kept forgetting. I mentioned to my husband to look up magnesium in conjunction with heart rate -- and the second article he found said that heart rate is governed by magnesium (foremost) and potassium (secondly). Then he asked if I had any put away in the emergency box. And I knew I did.

I took 400 mg magnsium, and 198mcg Potassium and within 20 minutes I was down to 86 bpm. Another 20 minutes after that, I was down to 76 bpm. I am normally around 70 bpm, resting, so I was reassured.

I had to take more when I woke up in the morning as I was back up to almost 90bpm, but I know that both potassium and magnesium are cumulative, and I figure I must have been seriously depleted.

Now the interesting conundrum -- was I really as stressed at work as I thought I was? Or was my 'stress' actually a result of depleted Magnesium and Potassium stores? I feel much better today, but only time will tell, I suspect.

Carbohydrates and Rapid Heart Beat
Posted by Bea (Sa) on 07/22/2017

It sounds like an allergy symptom. If your heart rate increases by 10 points after eating certain foods, you're reacting to them in an allergic way. People can be allergic to sugar and get symptoms. Just stay away from those foods because allergy is forever. I also get a sudden heart rate increase, and I know there is something in that food that I am allergic to. Especially if you get headaches or migraines, digestive problems, sinus congestion, asthma, etc after eating these foods. Google allergy pulse test.

Alkaline pH
Posted by Bess (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 04/04/2014

I don't think Wendy from Barrie has responded about the "concentrated mineral supplement" she took.

However, I'm wondering if it is ConcenTrace (you can get it from health food stores, as well as Amazon). The bottle says "full-spectrum body-balanced ionic minerals and trace elements" and states you are to take 10 to 20 drops up to twice a day in water or liquid. Some people have to work up to that level due to the laxative effect it may have on them. People also use it to re-mineralize distilled or reverse-osmosis water.

This product is quite popular so perhaps it's the one she used. Hope that helps! Best of health to you and yours, Bess

Cayenne and Garlic
Posted by Audrey (Allentown, Pa.) on 05/12/2009

What is the procedure to use the garlic and cayenne pepper, measurements etc?

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Orh (Ten Mile, Tn) on 07/14/2020


ORH here, woke this morning and no heart flutter, but I was in AFIB again. Forgot to mention that yesterday, I used my KAATSU BLOOD RESRICTION system on my legs. Began to address my AFIB as I did yesterday and nothing helped. I then went on my KAATSU system and my AFIB was gone by the end of the session.

Years ago I investigated EECP my cardiologist used for heart ailments. It uses a similar technique as KAATSU and is expensive and the FDA will only approve if you can't have a heart by-pass. As all know I's SJS and am excited about what I have learned about getting out of Tachycadia and AFIB on your own.

Yesterday, I was in both at the same time. Am also convinced that the wrong mix of medications can be a factor. For those that have this condition, suggest you research the KAATSU system. By restricting your blood flow, your heart has to work harder and your brain picks that up and it changes things. It is a fascinating story about it's evolution in Japan within the last two decades. Still have the story to tell about COVID 19 testing.


Posted by Mr Ree (Usa) on 04/16/2015

Hi Bee, L-Arginine will slow your pulse down...It makes the endothelial cells, which line all you blood vessels open up and produce nitric oxide which relaxes your veins...The other is L-Citrulline..Start the L-Arginine as directed on the bottle and increase if you have to...Both are very safe supplements...L-Citrulline does the same thing...Your choice...They're not expensive and you can buy them at a health food store or Swanson's.com I find has the best prices..

Posted by Mitchel (Brooklyn, NY) on 08/06/2018

Be sure to take Lysine if you're taking Arginine. Arginine does indeed allow Nitric Oxide into blood vessels, but it also allows viruses in your system to "express" themselves. Lysine helps to prevent that from happening (which is why people with Herpes take Lysine & zinc).

Thank you all for the very interesting ideas here, rooted in experience. One thing -- do the same treatments apply for Ventricular Tachycardia, as they do for Atrial?

Magnesium, Potassium
Posted by Gee sangha (Ontario ) on 03/10/2021
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I have had no serious health issues all my life approx 59 now

But recently I started getting abnormal heart palpitations to the point where I was getting them even when in bed. I thought eating was the cause as usually, it started after eating. Tried magnesium glycinate with little effect.

Then I remembered I had magnesium calm is what it is called and so after a meal, I took half a teaspoon. I found my symptoms were lessened. That evening I took another half teaspoon I slept without issue and no palpitations.

It works for me the stuff is magnesium carbonate in ionic format. I think you need a larger amount of magnesium in the form your body handles best.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Susan (Nyc) on 05/30/2017

I believe the Diatomaceous Earth needs to be Food Grade for consumption.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Judy (California) on 06/01/2017

Take FOOD GRADE only Love this stuff

Carbohydrates and Rapid Heart Beat
Posted by Joalie Davie, Md (Santa Fe, Nm) on 03/25/2017

There several possibilities for your post carbohydrate symptoms of tachycardia. One is that you have a dip in your blood sugar one to three hours after the high carb meal which causes adrenalin to stimulate your heart and make it beat faster and stronger, and you feel tired. Thyrotoxicosis can also cause tachycardia.

A rare possibility which is actually quite serious is a rare disease called hypokalemic periodic paralysis which causes the potassium in the blood to decrease to dangerously low levels and cause severe fatigue and sometimes partial paralysis or extreme weakness. It is easy to diagnose. Treatment includes avoiding high carb meals.

Foods to Avoid
Posted by anna (kahului, hawaii) on 07/02/2007
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I read all of the information and people feedbacks on your web site. Now TED is saying only hydrogenated coconut oil will cause heart palpitations etc. That is so NOT true! I took virgin coconut oil for one week and my heart started to race. Please watch what you advise people.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by ORH (Ten Mile, Tn) on 07/13/2020

Hi U OLE PATOOTS,,,,,,,, ORH here, and feel like I may survive.

If all recall, I went to the best electrical Doc in this area to fix this problem with ablation. Problem was my venous vein is crimped and he could not get his welder through to my heart. Out of HS, I was 5'9" and now 5'7" but your veins and arteries don't shrink, they just crimp like a water hose. He now says he can use a stronger wire and force open the kink. If he fails, I die, and he gets to write an article in a medical journal.

My dad had the same deal in the 70's and the solution was for the doc was to come to his house, take a clean handkerchief and try to pull his tongue out of his mouth. If that did not work, then he pushed on his eyeballs and if that did not work, then dad stood at the bed and the doc hit him in his heart as hard as he could. One measure always worked. I was getting to that point today. Problem with my shotgun approach is that I never know which thing did the trick. So later I write the story of the COVID 19 testing.


Pots Syndrome
Posted by Joy (Norcross, Georgia) on 06/07/2017

I have POTS due to Lyme Disease and my B12 is actually in the higher end of normal. POTS is autonomic nervous system dysfunction and actually doesn't have much to do with the heart itself at all.

Hawthorn and Motherwort
Posted by Mike (San Francisco, Ca) on 06/27/2013
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Thank you so much for this tip. My palpitations lasted sometimes for hours. I am convinced that motherwort which I take under the tongue at the first sign of a flare up is as helpful as you describe. I had been doing many other things, including rubbing myself with magnesium oil, eating smaller meals, and so on, too. Thank you very much. This is the first time in my life that I have ever commented at a forum like this.

Carbohydrates and Rapid Heart Beat
Posted by Mr. Ree (Usa) on 04/05/2014

Get some pure magnesium powder and take 1/4 teaspoon 3 times a day with meals and 1/2 teaspoon before bed...Don't take any other kind of magnesium. If your heart starts to race any time during the day drink a glass of ice water in hard heavy gulps.It will stop the racing immediately...Also a glass of water with 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt stirred in will stop the racing before you finiish the glass..

Posted by Christine (Belcamp, Maryland, USA) on 11/04/2008
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I know for a fact that when I am in good shape and exercising on a regular bases I hardly have any SVT attacks. I still will get them once in a while. When I am not exercising regularly I have the attacks all the time and the palpitations are more frequent as well. I know this because I am one of those people that will be in great shape for half the year, then slack for a couple months at a time for the rest. When I am slacking I have SVT pretty often. We all know our bodies and this works best for me. The cardiologist does not believe there is a connection and he is the professional. But I have had SVT for going on 20 years and my heart lets me know when to get back into shape.

EC: SVT = Supraventricular Tachycardia

Alkaline pH
Posted by Sim (Gaithersburg, MD) on 10/31/2008

What mineral supplement were you given?

Posted by Lois (Daytona Beach, Florida) on 01/29/2008
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My mother had an irregular and rapid heart beat. Sometimes at night she would call me to put a "pinch" of Cayenne Pepper from the spice cabinet, in hot milk to calm her heart. I have insomnia and Lupus, and have started using a pinch of Cayenne in hot milk.(powder) Please tell me how much could be used? Also, if I get the Cayenne from a health store in liquid form, how much would be safe for use every night. Thank you.

Foods to Avoid
Posted by Coconono (Los Angeles, California) on 10/25/2012

I got caught up in that cocunut oil hype and discovered for the first time in my life that I had high blood pressure. When I removed the coconut oil, my blood pressure went back down to low normal levels.

Foods to Avoid
Posted by Nicole (Cover, Pa) on 01/17/2017
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I put virgin coconut oil in my hair and on my skin and I had tachycardia for 3 days. I did not know beforehand that it is a stimulant energy booster. I have a mild heart condition to begin with and boy did that get my heart racing

B Vitamins
Posted by Idiot 13 (Dublin) on 01/25/2021
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I had irregular heart beat and I took vitamin b12 and b complex and it cured my heart problem.

Posted by cis (Uk) on 02/10/2021

Sorry you had to have surgery for it. There are other solutions!

Lack of magnesium is a well-known cause of atrial fibrillation (A-Fib).

Omega 3 Fish Oil
Posted by Bob V (Cincinnati, Ohio) on 10/27/2019
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The mainstream medical literature, and the advice they provide are full of misleading info. But so does many internet sites on the alternative medicine, so be quite careful. You can live a long life with this condition and usually without having surgeries.

I studied alternative medicine for 30 to 40 years as a hobby around the world and published several articles on it. Two fish oil gels for someone with tachycardia is nothing. When it hits u, u need to take about 1,500 IUs minimum of Omega 3, fatty acids (don't confuse that with fish oil, what I mean is the EPA and DHA) with at least 800mg magnesium, 99mg potassium and real garlic grown in the USA.

Lay down while elevating your feet. Fried food, sweets and stress are another concern (salt? caffeine? the jury is still out on it) that may cause pooling and stickiness of your blood at the heart valves or in your arteries. Try to eat food that contains the above mentioned elements. Try to drink wine, reds are better and daily and consume garlic and real, clean ocean fish frequently.

Bob V

Potassium Chloride
Posted by Patricia (Downsville) on 08/03/2016 42 posts
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This is in answer to a pet post but I believe it should be put in the human section also. If the moderator will do so I think lots of people can benefit from Joe Vialls story of potassium chloride as vital for life.


I don't know about heart murmurs but potassium chloride seems to cure everything heart related. This man, Joe Vialls, cured himself of 25 years of hi blood pressure and angina by ending life long potassium deficiency. Here is his story:


Personally I had begun to have rapid heart beats maybe once a month for a few seconds only. Still it was scary. I read Joe Vialls article and his story fascinated me and purchased Now Foods potassium chloride on the web http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Potassium-Chloride-Powder-8-oz-227-g/777

This was many years ago so I don't remember how or how much I took but the rapid heart beats are long gone. I moved two years ago and don't know where my potassium chloride disappeared to.


Posted by Ruth Turner (North Myrtle Beach, Sc) on 02/20/2016

Can't wait to try. Is it over the counter

Posted by Bee (New York, US) on 04/15/2015

High Pulse rate.

I took a drug for two years (beta blocker) for high blood pressure.. All it did was make me sick and give me palpitations and rapid heart beat.. I then weaned off .. It took me a year and It was a nightmare.. Anyway; I needed to find things for when my heart rate went up so I started using Hawthorn and Motherwort.. works really well..

I also am doing Magnesium but I had been doing that already.... You can also try Black strap molasses.. what works really well too if heart rate goes bonkers is some sea salt in water.. Palpitations go right down... I experiment a lot on myself lol

Posted by Mr. Ree (Usa) on 04/17/2015

Bee, I'd go with 500 mgs L-arginine 2x a day...Once in the morning and once before bed...Also add one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar 2x a day...Take it with honey if you don't like the taste...The other supplements are your choice...If you're so inclined you can add one cayenne capsule a day as it will open your capillaries and help your heart...Cayenne will also stop a heart attack in less then one minute with a teaspoon in a glass of warm water at the onset of a heart attack...Everyone should have cayenne in their house...EMT's should carry it as well.

Posted by Earthling (Usa) on 04/18/2015

Cayenne is not for everyone. I see it recommended here over and over again (often, in copious amounts! ) and anyone who suggests its use should include the caveat that it should initially be taken in VERY small amounts--i.e. sprinkle some on food.

I know someone who took a Cayenne capsule and had a stroke! I read the same written by someone here on EC of a friend who had made tea using a half teaspoon of Cayenne.

For me, Cayenne raises my blood pressure, so I am only able to sprinkle a very small amount on my food each day.

Many tend to think that because it is a spice (vs. a drug) that it can't possibly harm you. It absolutely can harm you and anyone who suggests its use should do so responsibly, making certain to suggest starting with very small amounts, slowly working up to the higher amounts if they find they tolerate the small amounts well.

Magnesium, Potassium
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 12/16/2013

To Sonya,

Re your question about fast heart rate and how magnesium and potassium helped you...after the good news that your heart rate went way down after starting back on those two and the pressure at work seemed more manageable...you ask: Could the lack of the two (magnesium and potassium) have caused you to be LESS able to handle the stress?????

VERY perceptive, Sonya and the answer is absolutely YES. Having enough magnesium and potassium enable the system to handle stress much more efficiently and you can easily "roll with the punches" if your system is fortified with those two miracle working supplements.

In the "olden times" our great grandparents would joke that if a person was tense and agitated then that anxious individual "needed his salts" meaning a long series of soakings in "Epson salts baths" which is Magnesium sulfate. Multiple baths ( two cups of Epsom salts ) poured into a very warm bath and the person soaks for twenty minutes therein; such to be repeated four or five times in the following ten days until a slight bit of the salts remains on the skin indicating that the magnesium saturation is met. But also one should consume the tables orally too as you said you do.

The point is you are right in your question; Life is just flat out better with consumption of magnesium and potassium and the heart works better too. Any Afib problem...90 of them...are magnesium and potassium depletion related. (Add natural ...NOT synthetic Vitamin E...only found in a health food store, not drug store...and the cardio problems diminish greatly.)

General Feedback
Posted by Felicity (U.s.) on 03/17/2016

I've been told that putting ice water on your face could stop tachycardia, too. They say put your face into ice water, but an ambulance driver who has tachycardia told me you can also soak a cloth in ice water and hold that to your face. I haven't had an episode since then (heart rate was around 210 last 3 episodes), and the other Valsalva maneuvers I tried wouldn't stop it (coughing, bearing down), so I'll definitely try ice water next time, probably on the face for me, but might try drinking it.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Misty (Georgia ) on 03/11/2016
5 out of 5 stars

This works too for me. Started taking 1 heaping tablespoon for extra silica hoping to ease tendonitis. Noticed after a couple of days my high heart rate was lower. With this I also feel calmer, less anxious. Will continue taking.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Lainie (Nyc) on 04/14/2016

I have a case of DE as my mother used to use it for bedbug prevention around the apt!

I will try it tonight and order motherwort. The Dr. took me off of hawthorn which I thought was strange as I really don't think it caused the racing heart. My blood pressure is normal since going on the Eat to Live diet by Dr. Fuhrman which is vegetarian.

Progress & peace, they belong to you. Hope you find relief without resorting to medication that leaves you too exhausted to do anything.

Hawthorn and Motherwort
Posted by Donna (Drexel Hill, Pa) on 11/15/2011

Thanks Jerry from Seal Beach, Cal. I have had episodes of Tachycardia for close to 30 years and I really appreciate the advice you gave on Motherwort and Hawthorn. I will have to do a little more research into these two herbal treatments but it sounds like a good answer to my heart palpitations. Right now I use cayenne pepper in warm water to help slow down my racing heart. Thanks again and God Bless!

Hawthorn and Motherwort
Posted by Nicole (On, Canada) on 06/07/2018

Thank you for sharing! I m currently in the hosptal for tachycardia and was prescribed Atenolol. It has so many side effects! I took a bit of motherwort when my attack came, but I think I should take it daily for prevention. All the best.

Carbohydrates and Rapid Heart Beat
Posted by Clh (Pdl) on 11/27/2012

TED DO YOU KNOW HOW TO TREAT THIS. I have been dealing with Tachycardia since 2006, I told my doc's all along it would happen after I ate something, I eliminated lots of things from my diet, I have six years of test, my heart beats would go over 240bpms and I would have to call the ambulance to get them down. I just recently had an ablation, which stoped them from going over 200 bpms so far, however, I did come across a syndrome, called Roemheld Syndrome - Gastro-cardiac Syndrome, however I cannot find a doctor that tests for it where I live. It was discovered by Roemheld syndrome (RS), also known as Roemheld-Techlenburg-Ceconi-Syndrome or gastric-cardia, is a complex of gastrocardiac symptoms first described by Ludwig Roemheld (1871-1938). It is a syndrome where maladies in the gastrointestinal tract or abdomen trigger/cause cardiac symptoms. There is rarely a traceable cardiac source to the symptoms which may lead to a lengthy period of misdiagnosis.

If the heart rate drops too low for too long, catecholamines are released to counteract any lowering of blood pressure. Catecholamines bind to alpha receptors and beta receptors, decreasing vasodilation and increasing contractility of the heart. Sustaining this state causes heart fatigue which results in fatigue and chest pain. I found a doctor on line, but I'm not sure what country she is in. I think it is Canada-here is part of her article on this.

Gastro-cardiac Syndrome - What is it?

By: Dr. Margret Holland, B. Sc. , N.D.

Patients will often come in with a list of symptoms that may include: belching, nausea, heart burn, racing heart, irregular heart beats and/or changes in blood pressure. It is easy to see that some of these symptoms may be related to stomach function whereas others are more related to the heart.

Gastro-cardiac syndrome explains how both of these may actually be intertwined. The vagus nerve innervates both the stomach and the heart and irritation of this nerve can result in abnormal function of both of these organs at the same time.

Another possible etiology for Gastro-cardiac syndrome is through direct irritation of the heart via the diaphragm. If the stomach is not functioning properly, gas may develop, if not released; this gas may actually cause the stomach to slightly displace upwards, putting pressure on the diaphragm. This pressure then refers up onto the heart causing it to change position slightly. Any shifts in the heart's position can result in symptoms such as those mentioned above.

If you suffer from a list of complaints that include both the stomach and heart, you may wish to consider the possibility of this syndrome before beginning a regime of medications.

Adrenal Fatigue May Be a Cause
Posted by Toourlady89 (Ca) on 09/25/2013

For heart palpitations, another concern to address would be Magnesium Deficiency. Magnesium Taurate is the Mg of choice for the heart. Pls. search : on Rapid heart beats and Magnesium. There is so much info online. I hope you find your answer.