Detailed Product Description
Latin name : Terminalia arjuna
English Name : Arjun
Sanskrit/Indian Name : Arjun
Part used : Stem bark
Introduction : Terminalia arjuna is a shade and ornamental tropical woody tree occurring throughout India and known as white Murdah in English and Arjuna in traditional Indian texts. Bark is astringent, strength giving and toning as well as stimulative to the heart. It has been found to be particularly beneficial to the heart. This herb has traditionally been used as a very valuable remedy in heart & lung diseases, specially where a combined tonic and stimulant action is necessary.
Ayurvedic View: It is katu-vipakam (bitter after effect), kashaya-rasam (astringent taste), laghu-ruksha-gunam (light, dry property), sheetviryam (cool potency). It eliminates excess kapha (phlegm) aggravation and pacifies pitta (bile) aggravations.
Active constituent: Its principle constituents are b-sitosterol, ellagic acid and arjunic acid. crystalline compound arjunine , a lactone , arjunetin , essential oil, tannin, reducing sugar, and a colouring matter. Bark contains calcium carbonate 34 % , other salts of calcium 9 % tannin 13 % an also aliminium, maganesuim, organic acid, sugar and other subtances.
Pharmacologic Action: The bark is useful as an anti-ischemic and cardioprotective agent in hypertension and in ischemic heart disease. It also has a tonic effect in cases of cirrhosis of the liver. It induces a drug-dependent decrease in blood pressure and heart rate. It has been reported to possess protective cardiovascular and hypolipidemic properties. It reduces the level of triglycerides and cholesterol and has been reported to enhance the synthesis of LDL-apoprotein (apoB); it inhibits the oxidation of LDL and accelerates the turnover of LDL-cholesterol in liver. This enhances the elimination of cholesterol from the body. The suppression of hepatic cholesterol biosynthesis by T. arjuna is the mechanism responsible for a significant lowering of beta-lipoproteins-lipids and the recovery of HDL components in hyperlipidemia. Glucoside- Arjunetin.
Indications: A daily use ayurvedic supplement that has traditionally been used in India for toning up respiratory system & as an excellent heart tonic.
Contra-indications: Terminalia arjuna is extremely well tolerated and has shown no allergic or other untoward side effects when taken as per the recommended dosage or even on prolonged usage.
Recommended Dosage: 1-2 capsules 1-2 times daily with milk, juice or water.