Experimental Study to evaluate Protective Efficacy of Arjuna Kshira Paka on Induced Myocardial Infarction

  • Vinod A Rasala Medical Officer, ESI Dispensary Bapunagar Ahmadabad
  • Gurdip Singh Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Ayurveda Physicians & Surgeons (JAPS). Published by International-Academy of Ayurveda-Physicians (IAAP),7HB, Gandhinagar, Jamangar-361 002, Gujarat, India
  • Ravishankar B Director Research, SDM College of Ayurveda Udupi



The protective effects of bark powder of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) was assessed against L-ISO Proternol HCL induced myocardial infarction in rats and the effects were assessed on biochemical parameters and histopathological and ECG findings. The ECG findings showed that the drug significantly checked the rise of heart rate in comparison to control group and there were less appearance of number of Q wave, ST segment elevation and T wave inversions as well as decrease in QRS complex voltage in comparison to control group. Histo-pathological findings indicate that the dug provided moderate protection to rats against L-ISO Proternol HCL included MI. On the basis of ECG and histopathological findings, it is concluded that Arjuna Ksheera Paak showed pro cardio protective effect in comparison to control group against the L-ISO Proternol HCL induced myocardial infarction.

Keywords: L-ISO Proternol HCL induced myocardial infarction, Arjuna, Terminalia arjuna, myocardial infarction