Ayurvedic Management for Mitral Valve Prolapse


Mitral valve prolapse is valvular heart disease. Mitral valve is also known as the bicuspid valve. Mitral valve is one of the heart’s four valves and prevents blood from flowing back to the atrium. It is located on the left side of the heart between the left atrium and the left ventricle. In this pathway oxygenated blood flows into the left atrium from the pulmonary vein. When the left atrium is filled with the blood then this valve helps in throwing the blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle. In a normal heart, this valve is then closed to prevent blood from flowing back into the left atrium. But in some conditions, this valve does not function properly and one of the diseases of this mitral valve is mitral valve prolapse. So in this article, we are going to discuss mitral valve prolapse and its Ayurvedic management.


Mitral valve prolapse is the condition which is characterized by the displacement of the mitral valve leaflet into the left atrium. This is the common cause of the heart murmur caused by a leaky heart valve. This condition arises when the two flaps of the mitral valve do not close smoothly and bulge upward into the left atrium. This is also called click-murmur syndrome. This disease can develop at any age but serious symptoms of mitral valve prolapse tend to occur in men older than 50 years of age. This disease is also caused by conditions in which cartilage is abnormal (connective tissue disease).

Mitral Valve Prolapse


The cause of this disease is not known exactly, but it is thought to be linked to heredity. It is thought that mitral valve leaflets have extra tissue or stretch more than normal. This causes them to bulge out like a parachute. This bulging may keep the mitral valve from closing tightly. Other possible causes are:

  • Scarring of the flaps 
  • Lengthening or thinning of the chordae tendineae
  • Fibrin deposits on the flaps
  • Ischemic damage

Clinical features/Signs and symptoms

People with this disease often have no symptoms. But if symptoms are arising then those symptoms are

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Dizziness 
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • Chest pain 
  • Swelling in the legs and feet
  • Tingling sensation in the hands and feet

Risk Factors

It can run in families and may be linked to other conditions. It may also become a risk factor for the patient. Those other conditions are:

  • Marfan syndrome
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Epstein anomaly
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Grave’s disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Polycystic kidney disease


It may sometimes land into some complications and those are:

  • Mitral valve regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Endocarditis (heart valve infections)


As we discussed above, mitral valve prolapse often has no symptoms. It is discovered during a routine examination or if the symptoms arise. Some of the tests to detect this disease are:

  • ECG (Electrocardiogram)
  • ECHO (Echocardiogram) 
  • Stress test or treadmill test
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Coronary angiogram

Ayurvedic Management for Mitral Valve Prolapse

As we all know, Ayurveda is a holistic ancient medical science. This ancient science helps the patient from various diseases. Ayurvedic herbs and herbal formulations are very effective in treating diseases without giving any side effects on the body. For the herbal products we have a wonderful herbal company. This company is famous by the name Planet Ayurveda. This is a GMP and internationally certified company. They manufacture the herbal products from the extracts of wonderful herbs and also these products are made by using the ancient time tested formulas. They offer the following herbal products for the treatment of Mitral valve prolapse

  1. Arjuna Capsules
  2. Arjun Tea
  3. Total Heart Support
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Products Description

1. Arjuna Capsules

This is a single herb formulation. This is the best herbal supplement for heart disorders. As this is the single herb formulation, it is made from the extracts of Arjuna Terminalia arjuna). This herb is very useful in treating various heart problems. It is useful in clearing away the blockage in the arteries and also helpful in high cholesterol. This also improves the pumping activity of the heart, improves cardiac muscle strength and increases the HDL levels naturally.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day after meals with plain water

2. Arjun Tea

This herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda is 100% caffeine free exotic herbal tea. This tea is rich in natural COQ10 and maintains the normal functioning of the heart. This tea is prepared by the following herbs such as Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Pipal twak (Ficus religiosa), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), choti Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum). It strengthens the heart muscles and improves energy, stamina and cardiovascular strength. The combination of herbs in this tea is helpful in clearing the clogged arteries and increasing good cholesterol.

Dosage: 2 cups twice daily 

3. Total Heart Support

This is a poly herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda. This is a herbal supplement for heart care. It is a very effective, safe and natural supplement for heart disorders. This formulation is made from the extracts of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis). It gives strength to the heart muscles and helps in cleansing the arteries. It is very useful in many heart ailments such as congestive heart failure, angina, myocardial infarction, mitral valve prolapse, etc. It promotes the pumping activity of the heart without increasing its oxygen demand.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day after meals with plain water


Heart disorders are life threatening problems. This should be managed as soon as possible. So at last i would like to say that if you want to avoid any kind of adverse effects of medicines then use Ayurvedic herbs and herbal formulations because these formulations are free from chemicals and additives. For more information just visit www.planetayurveda.com 

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.