Iahas-Arjun Tree-Arjuna

Arjun Tree (Arjuna)


Arjuna Scientific Name

Terminalia arjuna

Arjuna Other Names

English: Arjun Tree, Arjunolic Myrobalan
Hindi: Arjun
Sanskrit: Dhavla, Nadisarja, Indradru, Viraksha

What is Arjuna?

Arjun Tree or Arjuna has been used in Ayurveda as a wonder medicine to promote cardiac health as it is found to tone and strengthen the cardiac muscles for the proper functioning of the heart. The bark of the tree is the main ingredient in many Ayurvedic formulations. It has a strong anti-hypertensive property that helps in reducing blood pressure levels and It is an effective antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial. It also promotes healthy skin.

For maximum cardiac benefit, it is recommended to have Arjuna tea boiled in milk twice a day.

Common forms of Arjuna

Bark Powder, Capsule, Tablet

Arjuna is commonly used for:

  • Angina (angina pectoris)
  • Treating angina (heart-related chest pain)
  • Curative Cold Sores
  • Treating heart diseases
  • Treating Diarrhea
  • Curing inflammation of the airways caused by bronchitis
  • Treating urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Curing ear pain
  • Lowering Cholesterol
  • Managing hypertension and diabetes
  • Detoxifying blood
  • Supporting uterine health and maintaining healthy menstrual cycles
  • Fluid Retention (Oedema)

Arjuna Dosage

Powder: 2-3 g twice daily or as directed by the Physician
Capsule: 1 capsule twice daily or as directed by the Physician
Tablet: 1 tablet twice daily or as directed by the Physician

Arjuna Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known
Not so common side-effects: Not known
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Avoid use
Children: Not known
Arjuna might interfere with blood glucose levels so use cautiously if on anti-diabetic drugs.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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