Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) is an Ayurvedic herb. The herb arjun is also known as white marudah in English, arjuna or arjan in Hindu and dhanvi or karvirak in Sanskrit. Arjuna Ayurvedic herb is widely used in Ayurveda medicine preparations because of its ability to enhance cholesterol elimination, strengthen the cardiac muscles, astringent effects and many more.
Arjuna is a tree that has smooth, grey bark with oblong leaves and small white flowers. It is a deciduous tree that is native to India, Ceylon, Myanmar and in Sri Lanka.
The healing ayurvedic treatments of this herb is so popular, it has been used as a popular ayurvedic cholesterol medicine.
Here are some indications for using arjuna:
- Arjuna is used for the treatment of various cardiovascular disorders like myocardial infarction, angina, heart failure and in the treatment of hypertension. Regular use of arjuna supplements and in combination of other Ayurveda herbs reduces the risk of suffering from heart attacks and may even reduce the possibility of suffering from heart conditions. Arjuna has no side effects and may be used regularly without suffering from toxicity effects and adverse effects.
- Arjuna is a popular Ayurvedic cholesterol medicine and studies show that it can lower cholesterol levels to as much as 64%. Regular use of arjuna helped patients who are suffering from high cholesterol levels to reduce readings up to an average of 25.6%. Not only does arjuna herb cholesterol treatments able to reduce bad cholesterol, it also increases HDL or good cholesterol levels as well.
- Arjuna is comparable to nitroglycerine since it can reduce angina episodes by half without the harmful side effects. You may also use arjuna as long as you need to without worrying about dangerous side effects and adverse effects when taken with other maintenance medications.
- Coronary artery disease and hardening of the arteries are also reduced upon taking arjuna.
Arjuna stems, bark and extracts are commonly used for Ayurveda. The active chemicals found in arjuna are tannins, saponins, flavonoids, phytosterols, calcium, zinc, copper, gallic and ellagic acids. Various Ayurvedic preparations are available for arjuna like Arjunarishta, Arjunghruta, Arjunakhsirpak, etc.
Arjuna dosage may depend on your specific ailment but the usual arjuna powder Ayurvedic dose is 3 – 6 grams two to three times a day together with water or milk. Arjuna extracts may be taken with sugar, milk or honey. If you are interested in using arjuna for your health condition, talk to your doctor before taking any supplements or arjuna preparations.