Arjun is one of the most famous herbs known today. It has many effective medicinal uses especially for the heart and circulatory system which make it such a valuable herbal component in the treatment of heart problems in Ayurveda.
As we all know, the reddish bark of the plant is the main useful part. Although other parts of this majestic tree are also used for treatment.
In India arjuna is one of most religious and sacred tree. Leaves and flowers of this tree are used for Lord Vishnu and Ganesh pooja on the religious occasions. From ancient times this herb is used in ayurvedic preparation for its versatile medicinal properties.
Arjuna is a well-known cardiac tonic. It works on the heart and its associated structures like the blood vessels that originate from the heart and supports these to work effectively in coordination.
As we all know stress has become such an unwanted part of our lives these days that it is almost impossible to get rid of it from our system. Most of us in fact have learnt to live with it.
Arjuna’s special action on the heart helps to fight stress induced heart problems. It also has a very good effect on the insulin hormone which helps the patients of diabetes.
All in all it is also a very good antioxidant for the body and can help slow down the age related changes in the body.
The main chemical constituents that contribute to the amazing properties of this herb are:-
Arjunic acid, Tannins, Arjunones, Arjunetin, Arjun glycosides 1 &2, Arjunic and Arjunolic acid, Betullinic acid, Ellagic acid, Tannins etc.
Useful in different diseases:
BLOOD DETOXIFYArjuna has an astringent effect which acts to detoxify the blood. Its homeostatic properties help to relieve bleeding conditions and control aggravated pitta states.
UTI :The general cleansing effect of this herb helps to cleanse urinary infections like UTI.
FEMALE WELLNESS:In females it can be used to support the uterus and regulate the hormonal cycle. It is given in all kinds of hormonal imbalances, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis etc. It can help relieve excess bleeding in menorrhagia.
ULCER :Arjuna has an effective balancing effect on the kapha and pitta doshas of the body. In this way it helps to heal wounds and ulcerations.
CHOLESTEROLArjuna is mostly known as a cholesterol lowering herb. It helps to control the blood cholesterol levels and can be good for people having atherosclerosis in which cholesterol plaques block arteries at one or multiple sites.
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM :Arjuna has therapeutic effects over respiratory system also. It helps to keep the airways clear and supports to fight serious Lung illness.
FATIGUE AND STAMINA :Being cardiac tonic Arjuna helps to improve energy levels in the body and stimulates the stamina so that people can work in a better way without feeling too stressed and fatigued.
HEART TONIC :The tannins present in Arjuna extracts act as very useful anti –oxidants for the body. The Co-Q10 which is very important for the heart muscles, is abundantly found in Arjuna tree bark. It stabilizes the heart when one is suffering from Angina or is susceptible to develop it.
BONE ;Arjuna bark is boiled with milk and used as the ultimate remedy. It can also be very useful for patients having fractured bone. The tonic helps to heal the bones at a faster rate.
PITTA :It pacifies kapha and pitta dosha.