[Antiarrhythmic effects of Cordyceps sinensis (Berk.) Sacc]

Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 1989 Oct;14(10):616-8, 640.
[Article in Chinese]


The administration of 65% alcohol extracts of Cordyceps sinensis can counteract the arrhythmias induced by aconitine or BaCl2 in rats, and increase the tolerant dose of ouabain to produce the arrhythmias in guinea pigs. The drug can reduce the heart rate of anesthetic rats, decreasing the contractility of isolated papillary muscle or atria in guinea pigs, but showing no effect on the automatic rhythmicity and the functional refractory period of the atria.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aconitine
  • Animals
  • Anti-Arrhythmia Agents*
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac / chemically induced
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac / drug therapy*
  • Barium
  • Barium Compounds*
  • Chlorides*
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / pharmacology
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hypocreales*
  • In Vitro Techniques
  • Lepidoptera*
  • Male
  • Myocardial Contraction / drug effects
  • Ouabain
  • Rats
  • Rats, Inbred Strains


  • Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
  • Barium Compounds
  • Chlorides
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal
  • barium chloride
  • Barium
  • Ouabain
  • Aconitine