Arjuna is a well-known heart tonic and treated as a panacea for all the problems, diseases, and disorders of the heart. It possesses the special properties of strengthening the heart muscles thereby treats 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. It is suggested to use its decoction with milk or ghee or clarified butter. Arjuna is the best known ayurvedic herb for the heart.
- Piles: The medicinal wine of arjuna bark, dhataki and manuka-black raisins is helpful in treating bleeding piles and leucorrhoea. The patient should take 2-4 teaspoons twice a day.
- Body odor: The powder made of equal proportion each of arjuna flowers, Jambu leaves, and Lodhra bark when applied over the body, helps to remove body odor.
- Fractures: When the paste of the bark is applied over the fractures, helps to promote early healing.
- Pimples: Apply the paste of arjuna or in combination with other herbs along with milk helps 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, helps to remove the black
spots and makes the face blooming like 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, lowers blood lipids thereby helpful in treating high blood pressure.
- Chest Pain: The use of the bark of the herb is beneficial in curing chest pain.
- Breast cancer: The herb contains a substance called casuarinin that seems to prevent breast cancer.
10 unknown uses of arjuna
- Panacea for the heart: The herb is used to treat all the problems, diseases, and disorders related to the heart.
- Antioxidant: It is used as an antioxidant to combat free radicals thus prevents against 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 ulcer 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 to nullify the effect of stress on the heart.
- Blood thinner: This herb can be used as a blood thinner.
- 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 overdose.
Arjuna chemical constituents
Arjuna, the ayurvedic heart protector herb is full of biochemical constituents. Some of the important phytochemicals are: arjunolic acid, terminic acid, glycosides, flavones, tannins, oligomericpro anthocyanidins, and b-sitosterol. casuarinin, etc.
Arjuna is used as popular ayurvedic medicine, native to India, grows 20-25 meters in height. It is evergreen, large with buttressed trunk and 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 in 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 aggravates Vatta
Parts used: Bark (Skin)