Herbs that can be used As a cardiotonic

What Is a cardiotonic?

Cardiotonic herbs, better known as cardiostimulants, offer favorable effects on the heart by potentiating its functions. They increase the tone of the heart muscles, increase the contractile power of the myocardium and improve cardiac output, which promotes blood flow to all the tissues and organs of the body.  

Often, they are called positive inotropes because they have a strengthening effect on the heart and represent themselves as a standard treatment for heart failure. They regulate myocardial contractility by:

  • Upstream mechanism: enhancing the intracellular calcium mobilization
  • Central mechanism: promoting the binding affinity of calcium to trophin C
  • Downstream mechanism: by potentiating the successive processes

What are the benefits of cardiotonics? 

Cardiotonic herbs help eliminate cardiac insufficiency that reduces the appearance of:

  • Fatigue
  • Dyspnea (Shortness of breath)
  • Edema
  • Hypertension
  • Ischemic heart diseases
  • Heart failure

3 Herbs Recommended as Cardiotonics



Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) is a great support for the cardiovascular system. It not just prevents loss of blood in wounded conditions but also helps strengthen the myocardium which supports the treatment of heart failure, hypertension, palpitations, menopausal symptoms, and other cardiovascular diseases. Use Motherwort Tea or Tincture every day to improve the circulation of blood and fortify the muscles of the heart.

Milky Oat Tops

Milky Oat Tops

Milky oats (Avena sativa) are an incredible food with massive benefits for the cardiovascular and nervous systems. It nourishes, repairs, and strengthens the vital systems of the body by improving blood circulation and fortifying the health of the heart. It lowers bad cholesterol levels, addresses certain forms of palpitations, and other triggers that account for a weakened heart.

Use Milky Oats Tincture or its dried form to doctor your preparations and bathe your heart with nourishment. 

Lion's Mane

Lion's Mane

It's all in the name!
Lion’s mane mushroom is a health blockbuster that imparts plenty of benefits. From the nervous system to the cardiovascular system, lion’s mane mushroom is brimmed with myriads of nutritious biologically active compounds that reduce obesity, triglycerides, bad cholesterol, and other risk factors that can weaken a healthy heart. Use Lion’s Mane Mushroom at least three times a day in water or tea to support your heart health. 

Other Medicinal Plants that are cardiotonics