This article will discuss some Ayurvedic drugs (ausadhi), which are used in the healing, treatment and rehabilitation (rehabilitation) in cardiology (hridrog).
Their effectiveness and safety is confirmed by both millennia-old practice and modern research.

Dr. DAS Jayanta Kumar
Ayurvedic and integrative medicine doctor.

These drugs can be used in the following conditions: all classes of Fredirikson hyperlipidemia (vruddha race), coronary and cerebral arteriosclerosis, coronary heart disease (CHD): angina pectoris (Angina Pectori) voltage of any functional class, unstable angina pectoris; arrhythmias (fibrillation, extrasystole, sinus and supraventricular tachycardia), disturbances of the conduction system (atrioventricular block, sinus node weakness syndrome), essential (primary) and secondary arterial hypertension (rachtachapcha, wruddha, uchharaktachin periodus) mitral stenosis and insufficiency, cardiomyopathy (hypertrophic dilatation, restrictive), chronic heart failure (all classes according to NYHA), conditions after stenting and shunting, myo-endo-pericarditis.

Their use in conjunction with other Ayurvedic methods: yoga, diet, panchakarma and modern cardiopreparations give a wonderful effect in the rehabilitation of cardiac patients. provide a healing, curative and restorative effect with minimal side effects. Further cancellation of many modern drugs is possible, to which there is evidence in the author’s practice.

In the article, the author described drugs from the point of view of Ayurvedic and modern medicine, the effects of their action in cardiology and other areas of medicine.


Family: Combretaceae
Latin name: Terminalia arjuna
Chemical composition: arjunetin, tannin
Race (taste): astringent (porridge), bitter (tikta)
Guna (quality): rough (lean – ruksha)
Vipak (effect after digestion): acute (katu)
Virya (energy): cooling (shita)
Arjuna is a tree up to 25 meters high
Part used: stem bark, fruit, leaf
Effect / Action (Prabhav / Karma):

  • Prabhav arjuna is a hridaya cardiological agent (mainly), in particular because of the presence of arjunetin in it – a pacemaker. Introduced as a remedy for heart treatment (according to Wagwat);
  • Kapha and pitah reducer (kapha-pittaghna). At a certain dosage, it also reduces vata (tridoshahara). Reduces kapha due to rough, dry quality and pitta due to the cooling effect (virya);
  • It reduces the level of cholesterol, triglycerides, has antiaggregant properties and thus the chance of developing thrombosis (cholesterol, antiplatelet agent) (radu / honey wruddhi and gulma);
  • Antihypertensive effect (reduces blood pressure);
  • Heals a wound without a scar;
  • Helps in fracture splicing;
  • It reduces episodes of unstable angina, improves the functional class of stable angina, reduces the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke;
  • Facilitates the manifestation of urticaria;
  • Used as a diuretic;
  • Reduces myocardial oxygen demand and studies show that it better reduces episodes of anginal pain more than nitroglycerin (without a headache);
  • Reduces (inhibits) necrosis and apoptosis;
  • It has a positive inotropic effect, a negative chronotropic effect, reducing heart rate (pulse) and a positive lusitropic effect (these effects increase with ashwagandha).


Coronary heart disease (CHD): angina pectoris (Angina Pectori) voltage of any functional class, unstable angina pectoris; arrhythmia (pitta disorder) (fibrillation, extrasystole, sinus and supraventricular tachycardia), disorders of the conduction system (AB blockade, CVD), essential and secondary arterial hypertension (raktachapcha-vruddha), postinfarction period, aortic and mitral insufficiency , cardiomyopathies (hypertrophic, dilitational, restrictive), chronic heart failure (all NYHA classes), conditions after stenting and bypass surgery (CABG), chronic fever, shortness of breath, urticaria, ecchymosis, diarrhea, foodborne toxicity nfektsiya, giperlipediya, acne (yauvanapidrika), diabetic ulcers (trophic ulcers), anemia, diabetes type II-(vatadzha prameha – madhumeha) HNMK (chronic cerebral circulation), endo-myo-pericarditis.


Family: Meliaceae
Lat. name: Azadiracta indica (Azadirectaindica)
Chemical composition: nimbin, tannin
Race (taste): bitter (tikta), astringent (porridge)
Guna (quality): light (laghu), rough (ruksha)
Vipak (effect after digestion): acute (katu)
Virya (energy): cooling (shita)
This tree is up to 18-25 meters high.
Parts use: leaves, seeds, bark, fruits, all parts
Effect / Action (Prabhav / Karma):

  • In Ayurveda, prabhava or the effect of kandughna (antipruritic) reduces kapha and pitta (kapha-pittaghna) due to cooling energy (virya) reduces pitta, due to the bitter taste, rough dry quality reduces kapha.
  • Good hypoglycemic effect – strongly controls the level of glucose in the blood;
  • Carries out an antipyretic effect;
  • Cholesterol lowering drug;
  • Promotes the production of dhatu-rakta, honey;
  • Lowers mala – urine;
  • Antibacterial effect, a good choice of the drug for malaria and tuberculosis;
  • Antiviral;
  • Antifungal;
  • Anthelmintic (krimigkhna);
  • Highly effective for skin problems and other dermatological diseases (eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne);
  • Strong antiallergic drug;
  • Good antiplatelet agent and anticoagulant (effect on the cardiovascular system);
  • Performs (provides) – cleansing for the whole body;
  • Blood purifier;
  • Antiseptic;
  • Detoxifying agent;
  • Good for ophthalmic problems.


Rheumatoid arthritis (amavata), carbuncles and boils, dermatological diseases (eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis), acne (yauvanapidrika), diabetes mellitus (madhumeha), gastrointestinal tract infections (gastritis), malaria, fever of any etiology, nosebleed, gum disease ( gingivitis), pulmonology (bronchitis, asthma, COPD), hemorrhoids, used to prevent fertility (birth control), coronary heart disease, cardiopathy, post-infarction period, hypertension, pulmonary embolism (pulmonary embolism), the state after stenting and bypass surgery, chronic fever , shortness of breath, urticaria, chronic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic cerebrovascular accident, especially after ischemic stroke), thrombophlebitis, bleeding, pruritic dermatoses (candughna – any fungal problems), ophthalmic infections, type II diabetes mellitus and diabetes complications (diabetic dermatopathy and cardiopathy, ), hyperlipidemia, defects and insufficiency of heart valves, myo-endocarditis.


Family: Apocynaceae
Lat. name: Rauwolfia serpentina
Chemical composition: reserpine, serpentine, ajmaline
Race (taste): bitter (tikta)
Guna (quality): rough (lean – ruksha)
Vipak (effect after digestion): acute (katu)
Virya (energy): warming (ear)
Sarpagandha is a shrub
Part used: bark, roots, leaf
Effect / Action (Prabhav / Karma):

  • According to Ayurvedic medicine, sarpagandha belongs to the Nidrajanan group – sedatives;
  • It suppresses (calms) kapha and vata (kapha-vatghna), bitter taste warming virya (energy), acute vipaka, dry effect, calms kapha, due to the warming virya it helps to reduce vata;
  • It has an antipsychotic effect;
  • Pronounced sedative and hypnotic effect;
  • Antihypertensive effect due to the presence of reserpine, serpentine and ajmaline;
  • Provides negative chronotropic effect, reduces heart rate (HR);
  • Relieves itching with urticaria.


Essential (primary) and secondary arterial hypertension, hypertensive crisis (neurovegetative option), various types of arrhythmias (fibrillation, extracystole, sinus and supraventricular tachycardia), insomnia, hallucinations, hysteria, epilepsy neurosis, schizophrenia.


Family: Solanaceae
Latin name: Withania somnifera
Chemical composition: vuitaferin A, vuitasomniferin
Race (taste): astringent (porridge), bitter (tikta)
Guna (quality): light (laghu), oily (bold) (snigdha)
Vipak (effect after digestion): sweet (madhur)
Virya (energy): warming (ear)
Ashwagandha is a plant or shrub, year-round
Part Used: Roots, Leaves
Effect / Action (Prabhava / Karma):

  • Prabhv ashvagandha is rasayana anti-aging, predominantly for men. It is considered as anti-aging for men;
  • Vata and kapha reducer (vata-kapkhaghna);
  • Aphrodisiac (vajikar), provides good libido due to the presence of vuitaferin A in it, which provides a balance between testosterone and other androgens, progesterone, estrodiol;
  • Regenerates reproductive tissues;
  • Due to the presence of vuitaferin A, vuitasomniferin activates the parasymptic nervous system, works as an MAO inhibitor (monoamine oxidase), as a sedative (nidrajanan);
  • Reduces blood pressure (neurogenic origin);
  • Vuitasomniferin has an inotropic effect (negative) and a negative chronotropic effect, reducing heart rate (pulse) and a positive lusitropic effect (with Arjuna);
  • Good antipyretic and use this action for cancer;
  • Together with Arjuna, it has an antisclerotic effect in the arteries of the heart and brain, and together with Arjuna, it regenerates cardiomyocytes well after a heart attack;
  • Provides a balance between T3, T4, TTG, reduces anti-TPO.


Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, hypertension and hypertensive crisis (neurovegetative variant) together with Sarpagandha, arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation (tachysystolic form), sinus and supraventricular tachycardia), myocardial infarction (postinfarction, pain, postinfarction) schizophrenia, stressful conditions, neurosis, epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis (amavata), tuberculosis, the condition after ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, hypothyroidism and autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimato’s disease). It is sometimes used with success also with diffuse toxic goiter, hypothyroidism, autoimmune thyroiditis with a certain technique of taking it with kanchanar guggul, shatavari, him.


Family: Burseraceae
Latin name: Commiphora mukul
Chemical composition: guggulsterone E and Z1, guggulipid, oleresin
Race (taste): bitter (tikta), sharp (katu)
Guna (quality): light (laghu), subtle (sukshma)
Vipak (effect after digestion): acute (katu)
Virya (energy): warming (ear)
This is a small thorny tree or shrub with a maximum height of 4-5 meters
Part Used: Bark, Resin
Effect / Action (Prabhav / Karma):

  • According to Ayurvedic medicine, it belongs to the group of rasayana-rejuvenating;
  • Suppresses (soothes) kapha and vata (kapha-vataghna), increases pitta. Sharp taste and vipaka suppress kapha and increase pitta, warming virya suppresses vata, and can reduce pitta (tridoshahara-reducer of all three doshas);
  • Due to the subtle (sukshma) guna easily penetrates into the cellular level by itself and together with other herbs (trifala, kanchanar, punarnava) and provides detoxification and rejuvenation – an ideal cleansing and anti-aging agent;
  • Has a diuretic effect;
  • Natural antioxidant, blood disinfectant (Rakshoghna);
  • Thanks to oleresin, guggul has a high anti-inflammatory effect;
  • Controls agni (agni sthana) – improves appetite (dipan) gives strength (ball) guggulosterone helps to reduce weight, provides sex hormones and carries out the regeneration of reproductive tissues;
  • Is a factor in antitumor growth;
  • It regulates the lipid spectrum (lowers LDL, VLDL, triglycerides, increases HDL), reduces atherosclerosis (rarudhi race), has antiplatelet properties, and reduces the risk of thrombosis (gulma).


Overweight and obesity of any degree, hyperlipidemia (vruddhi race), atherosclerosis of the coronary vessels and cerebral vessels, edema, hr. heart failure, hr. renal failure, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus, tumor and cancer, the condition after stenting and shunting, pericarditis (together with Arjuna).

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