Role of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) in Management of Chronic Myocardial Infarction
Chakradatta pioneer in popularizing Arjuna for the treatment of heart diseases advises use of Arjuna in form of its Kshirpaka. Therefore in this study nine patients of chronic myocardial infarction were treated with Arjuna Kshira-Paka for one month to evaluate its role in management of this condition. The results of this study showed that the drug provided significant relief in the signs and symptoms and significantly reduced SGOT and clotting time. Arjuna Kshira-Paka provided marked improvement to 11.1% patients, moderate improvement to 22.2% patients and mild improvement to 44.4% patients while 22.2% patients remained unchanged.
Key Words: Chronic myocardial infarction, Arjuna Kshira Paka, Krimija Hridroga