Arjuna is a well-known heart tonic treated as a panacea for all heart problems, diseases, and disorders. It possesses the unique properties of strengthening the heart muscles, thereby treating cardiovascular ailments. In a nutshell, it is the Ramban for all heart problems. It is also good for asthma, hypertension, and kidney stones. Arjuna is the best-known Ayurvedic herb for the heart.
Wonder benefits of Arjuna
- Cardiac health: Arjuna is a well-known heart tonic and cardio-protective herb. It strengthens the heart muscles and treats cardiac debility. It also increases the coronary artery flow and protects the heart muscles from ischemic damage. Using its decoction with milk, ghee, or clarified butter is suggested. Arjuna is the best-known Ayurvedic herb for the heart.
- Piles: The medicinal wine of arjuna bark, dhataki, and manuka-black raisins helps treat bleeding piles and leucorrhoea. The patient should take 2-4 teaspoons twice a day.
- Body odour: The powder made in equal proportion to each of the arjuna flowers, Jambu leaves, and Lodhra bark, when applied over the body, helps to remove body odour.
- Fractures: When the paste of the bark is applied over the fractures, it helps to promote early healing.
- Pimples: Apply the paste of arjuna or other herbs and milk to reduce pimples (acne).
- Black spots: Apply the mix of the powder of arjuna bark and manjistha (Rubria cordifolia) root with honey over the face, which helps to remove the black
spots and makes a look blooming like a lotus.
- Teeth cleansing: Arjuna twig is used for teeth cleansing.
- High Blood Pressure: The medicinal herb has diuretic properties, reduces the chances of clot formation and lowers blood lipids, helping treat high blood pressure.
- Chest Pain: The use of the bark of the herb is beneficial in curing chest pain.
- Breast cancer: The herb contains casuarinin, which seems to prevent breast cancer.
10 unknown uses of arjuna
- Panacea for the heart: The herb treats all the problems, diseases, and disorders related to the core.
- Antioxidant: It is used to combat free radicals, thus preventing many diseases and disorders.
- Cholesterol: The proper use of the herb helps to maintain a healthy cholesterol level.
- Ulcer: The use of it helps to prevent ulcers in the body
- Vitality: It is used for vitality.
- Lymph tonic: It is used as a lymph tonic for the heart.
- Blood flow: It promotes normal blood flow.
- Heart stress: It helps nullify stress’s effect on the heart.
- Blood thinner: This herb can be a blood lighter.
- Giddiness: It reduces the symptoms of giddiness, headache, and insomnia
Side effects of Arjuna
- Low dosages should be preferred
- A high dose may damage the liver.
- A high dose reduces the thyroid gland activity.
- Enough amount of it leads to body temperature
- Diabetic or BP patients should avoid taking an overdose.
Arjuna chemical constituents
Arjuna, the ayurvedic heart protector herb, is full of biochemical constituents. Some crucial phytochemicals are arjunolic acid, terminic acid, glycosides, flavones, tannins, oligomericpro anthocyanidins, b-sitosterol—casuarinin, etc.
Arjuna is a popular ayurvedic medicine native to India and grows 20-25 meters in height. It is evergreen, large with a buttressed trunk and a widespread crown with drooping branches. The flowers bloom in autumn, and the plant bears fruits in winter. The fruits are ovoid or oblong with 5-7 short wings. The plant sheds its bark once a year like the snake’s skin. The tree is also found in Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
Different Name of arjuna
- English: Arjuna
- Hindi: Arjun
- Botanical Name: Terminalia arjuna
- Marathi: Sadaru
- Bengali: Arjun
- Telugu: Tella Maddi
- Gujarati: Sadado
- Tamil: Poomarudhu
- Kannada: Neera Mati
- Malayalam: Adamboe
Ayurvedic medicinal values
- Taste: Astringent
- Digestive effect: Pungent
- Potency: Cold
- Attributes: Light and dry
- Doshas: Alleviate Kapha and Pitta and aggravate Vatta
Parts used: Bark (Skin)