R3 Cardiac fatigue
Cardiac insufficiency of a mild to moderate degree, with a tendency towards edema; myocardial weakness due to valvular heart conditions; dilatation of the myocardium.
Post-infectious myocardial weakness; degenerative processes of the myocardium; coronary insufficiency; cardiac infarction; myo/endocarditis; hypotonia; functional disturbances of the heart.
Mode of action
As a whole, functions to tonify and strengthen the myocardium.
Arsenicum album: Myocardial weakening, particularly in the left ventricle, causing orthopnea and breathing difficulties, and accompanied with great restlessness and anxiety, usually around midnight; general exhaustion.
Cactus grandiflorus: Pressure in the chest with symptoms of angina pectoris; elevated pulse; sensation of suffocation and oppression (feeling as though heart is being held in a vice).
Crataegus: Myodegeneration; cardiopathy with cardiac weakness; enfeeblement of the heart during or following infectious disease. Painful spasms; hypotension, an inability to maintain adequate circulation; functional disturbances of the heart.
Digitalis: Heart failure with cardiac dilatation; sensation as if the heart is “standing still”.
Kalium carbonicum: Weakness of the heart and the cardiovascular system in endo/myocarditis. Sharp pain in the heart; tendency towards edema.
Kalmia: Pains extending down the left arm. Chronic cardiac weakness with breathing difficulties. Acute and chronic endocarditis, following gout or rheumatism (rheumatic carditis).
Phosphorus: Heart palpitations, primarily while resting on the left side; congestive flushing of blood to the chest, with suffocation and anxiety; right heart failure. General nervous exhaustion and hypersensitivity.
Scilla: Insufficiency of the cardiovascular system with dysrhythmia and decompensation.
Spigelia anthelmia: Severe palpitations which are visible and perceptible; weak pulse; endo/myocarditis.
Strophanthus: Immediate acting heart tonic; cardiac decompensation; palpitations and tachycardia.
According to the severity of the cardiac fatigue, 10-20-30 drops in some water 3 times daily. Initially, 4-6 times daily; in the case of a strong tendency towards edema/hydrops, should be administered for several days – undiluted. If symptoms do not improve, the dose should be increased. After improvement, the dose may be reduced to 20 drops, 3 times daily. Following convalescence, for tonification, a treatment of 10-20 drops 2-3 times daily should be continued for an extended period of time. Overdosing presents no danger.
Note: R3 may be used during convalescence for an extended period, only after complete disappearance of the edema (through the administration of a more specific, active remedy).
Acute myocardial weakness: 10-20 drops every 15 to 30 minutes.
Remedies to be considered
Cardiac necrosis; angina pectoris: R2
Myocardial infarct: R2 and R67, follow-up with R3 and R44
Cardiac neurosis: R22
Constitutional asthma: R43, BC-2
Decompensated heart, with hydrops and edema: R58
Cardiac arrhythmia: R66
Acute asthma: R76, BC-2
Hypertension: R185, or BIO 85
Arsenicum album D6 0,5 g, Cactus grandiflorus D3 1 g, Crataegus D4 2 g, Digitalis D6 1 g, Kalium carbonicum D3 0,5 g, Kalmia D3 1 g, Phosphorus D5 1 g, Scilla D3 1 g, Spigelia anthelmia D3 1 g, Strophanthus D3 1 g.
Non-medicinal ingredients: ethanol, purified water.
Adults 10-15 drops 1-3 times daily; acute cases: 10-15 drops 3-6 times daily in a little water or undiluted, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Cautions and warnings
Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.