Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)
Arjuna, sometimes referred to as the Arjun tree,” is a popular tree in India.(HR/1)
It possesses anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects, among others. Arjuna aids in the prevention of heart disease. It helps the heart operate properly by strengthening and toning the cardiac muscles. The Arjuna tree also possesses anti-hypertensive properties that aid in the reduction of high blood pressure. Arjuna chaal boiled in milk should be consumed 1-2 times a day for maximum benefits in the case of heart issues. Arjuna also aids in the management of diarrhoea, asthma, and cough. External use of Arjuna bark (Arjuna chaal) aids in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, itching, and rashes, among other skin conditions. Arjuna should be avoided if you’re taking anticoagulant medication because it thins the blood.”
Arjuna is also known as :- Terminalia arjuna, Partha, Svetavaha, Sadad, Sajada, Matti, Bilimatti, Neermatti, Mathichakke, Kudare Kivimase, Nirmasuthu, Vellamaruthi, Kellemasuthu, Mattimora, Torematti, Arjon, Marudam, Maddi
Arjuna is obtained from :- Plant
Uses and benefits of Arjuna:-
As per several scientific studies, uses and benefits of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) are mentioned as per below(HR/2)
- Angina (heart-related chest pain) : Arjuna has been shown to help in chest pain (angina). Arjuna has been shown in studies to reduce the frequency of chest pain attacks by lowering cortisol levels (stress hormone). The use of arjuna is widely tolerated. In adults with stable angina, Arjuna improves exercise tolerance, raises HDL levels, and lowers blood pressure.
“Arjuna is beneficial in lowering the risk of heart disorders such as angina. Angina is caused by a Kapha imbalance, while the pain it causes is a symptom of a Vata imbalance. Ama (toxic residues in the body owing to incorrect digestion) is produced in the body when Kapha is exacerbated. This Ama builds up in the heart passages, clogging them up and aggravating Vata. The pain in the chest area is caused by this. Arjuna has a balancing effect on the Kapha dosha. It aids in the reduction of Ama, the clearing of blocked heart passages, and the calming of irritated Vata. This aids in the relief of chest pain. 1. Take 4-8 tablespoons of Arjuna kwath powder. 2. Pour in the same amount of milk or water. 3. Drink after meals once or twice a day to lower the risk of chest trouble.
- Heart disease : Arjuna may be useful in the treatment of cardiac problems. Arjuna is a cardiotonic herb that helps to strengthen the heart muscles. Arjuna is useful for heart disorders such as high blood pressure, palpitations, and a rapid heartbeat. Arjuna’s tannins and glycosides are antioxidants that preserve heart muscles and blood vessels. Arjuna also aids in the dilatation of blood vessels and the dissolution of plaque in order to increase blood flow.
Arjuna aids in the management of cardiac disease and the correct functioning of the heart. It also aids in the maintenance of a healthy blood pressure and heart rate. This is because it has a Hrdya (cardiac tonic) effect. Tips: 1. Take 4 to 8 tablespoons of Arjuna kwath powder. 2. Pour in the same amount of milk or water. 3. Drink after meals once or twice a day to lower your risk of heart disease.
- Diarrhea : Arjuna may be useful in the treatment of diarrhoea. Arjuna is antibacterial as well as astringent. It prevents microorganisms from infecting the intestine. Arjuna regulates intestinal motility and protects the body from losing too much water and electrolytes.
In Ayurveda, diarrhoea is referred to as Atisar. It is caused by poor nutrition, contaminated water, pollutants, mental tension, and Agnimandya (weak digestive fire). All of these variables contribute to the aggravation of Vata. This worsened Vata draws fluid into the gut from numerous body tissues and mixes it with the excrement. This causes loose, watery bowel movements or diarrhoea. Arjuna helps to control the frequency of movements in the body as well as maintain fluid. This is due to the properties of Kashaya (astringent) and Sita (cool). 1. Take half to one teaspoon of Arjuna powder. 2. To manage diarrhoea, mix honey or water in a glass of water and drink after a light meal.
- airways (bronchitis) : Arjuna is beneficial for lung issues such as infection, cough, asthma, and bronchitis. Lung issues, such as bronchitis, are referred to as Kasroga in Ayurveda and are caused by poor digestion. Ama is formed as a result of a poor diet and insufficient waste removal (toxic remains in the body due to improper digestion). This Ama builds up in the lungs as mucus, causing bronchitis. Due to its Kapha balancing properties, Arjuna helps to reduce Ama and eliminate mucus. Tips: 1. Take 4 to 8 tablespoons of Arjuna kwath powder. 2. Pour in the same amount of milk or water. 3. To help with lung difficulties, drink once or twice a day after meals.
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs) : Arjuna is an antibacterial herb that aids in the treatment of urinary tract infections. Arjuna can also help with symptoms like frequent urination.
Mutrakcchra is a wide term used in Ayurveda to indicate urinary tract infection. Mutra is the Sanskrit word for slime, while krichra is the Sanskrit word for pain. Mutrakcchra is the medical term for dysuria and painful urination. When you use Arjuna for a urinary tract infection, it helps to relieve pain and enhance urine flow. This is owing to its diuretic (Mutral) properties. Because of its Sita (cold) nature, it also relieves burning sensations and provides a cooling effect during urinating. Tips: 1. Take 4 to 8 tablespoons of Arjuna kwath powder. 2. Pour in the same amount of milk or water. 3. Drink once or twice a day after a meal to alleviate UTI symptoms.
- Ear pain : Earache treatment with arjuna bark could be effective. Earache is usually caused by an ear infection. Arjuna possesses antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Arjuna lowers the pain associated with ear infections by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms that cause them.
Precautions to be taken while using Arjuna:-
As per several scientific studies, below precautions should to be taken while taking Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)(HR/3)
- Arjuna may interact with blood thinners. So it is generally advisable to consult your doctor if you are taking Arjuna with anticoagulant drugs.
Special precautions to be taken while taking Arjuna:-
As per several scientific studies, below special precautions should to be taken while taking Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)(HR/4)
- Breastfeeding : If you’re breastfeeding, don’t take Arjuna.
- Patients with diabetes : Arjuna has been shown to lower blood sugar levels. If you’re using Arjuna with anti-diabetic medication, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on your blood sugar levels.
- Pregnancy : Arjuna should be avoided during pregnancy.
- Allergy : If your skin is hypersensitive, mix Arjuna leaves or Arjuna chaal (bark) paste/powder with honey or milk.
How to take Arjuna:-
As per several scientific studies, Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) can be taken into the methods mentioned as per below(HR/5)
- Arjuna Chaal Churna : Take one fourth to half teaspoon of Arjuna Chaal (bark) churna or as recommended by the doctor. Add honey or water and also take after lunch and dinner.
- Arjuna Capsule : Take one to two Arjuna capsules or as recommended by the doctor. Swallow it with water or milk after lunch and supper.
- Arjuna Tablet : Take one Arjuna tablet computer or as prescribed by the doctor. Swallow it with water or milk after lunch and also supper.
- Arjuna tea : Take one fourth to one half teaspoon of Arjuna tea. Boil in one cup water as well as one cup milk till the volume lowers to half cup. Drink once or twice a day in early morning and also evening.
- Arjuna Kwath : Take half to one teaspoon of Arjun powderAdd one cup of water and half cup milk as well as boil itWait for five to ten minutes or till the quantity minimizes to half cupThis is Arjuna kwath. Take four to eight teaspoons of Arjuna kwath (preparation) one or two times a day after taking food.
- Arjuna Leaves or Bark Fresh Paste : Take half to one teaspoon of Arjuna leaves or fresh paste of Arjuna bark (Arjuna chaal). Add honey to it and mix wellApply equally on the face as well as neck. Let it rest for four to five minutes. Wash extensively with faucet water. Use this solution one to three times a week to do away with acne as well as pimples.
- Arjuna Bark (Arjuna chaal) or Leaves Powder : Take half to one teaspoon of Arjuna leaves or fresh powder of Arjuna bark barkAdd milk to it and blend wellApply equally on the face and also neck. Let it sit for four to five minutes. Wash completely with faucet water. Use this solution one to three times a week to eliminate hyperpigmentation.
How much Arjuna should be taken:-
As per several scientific studies, Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) should be taken into the amounts mentioned as per below(HR/6)
- Arjuna Powder : One fourth to half teaspoon twice a day or as prescribed by the doctor, or, Half to one teaspoon or as per your requirement.
- Arjuna Capsule : One capsule twice a day or as prescribed by the doctor.
- Arjuna Tablet : One tablet twice a day or as prescribed by the doctor.
Side effects of Arjuna:-
As per several scientific studies, below side effects need to be taken into consideration while taking Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)(HR/7)
- There is not enough scientific data available about side effects of this herb yet.
Questions asked frequently Related to the Arjuna:-
Question. Does Arjuna decrease heart rate?
Answer. Arjuna bark extract has been shown to cause severe bradycardia in studies (decreased heart rate). If you have low blood pressure or a fast heart rate, you should see your doctor before using Arjuna. Arjuna bark extract has been shown to cause severe bradycardia in studies (decreased heart rate). If you have low blood pressure or a fast heart rate, you should see your doctor before using Arjuna.
Question. Does Arjuna improve fertility?
Answer. Yes, Arjuna aids with reproductive enhancement. Antioxidants and metals like zinc are abundant in arjuna bark extract. Arjuna bark boosts sperm count by promoting the creation of new sperm cells. Arjuna also contributes to the body’s general stamina.
Question. Is Arjuna good for menorrhagia?
Answer. Arjuna reduces the risk of menorrhagia and other bleeding diseases. Raktapradar is the Ayurvedic term for copious menstrual bleeding (excessive secretion of menstrual blood). This is caused by the Pitta dosha in the body becoming exacerbated. By balancing Pitta dosha, Arjuna chaal (bark) helps to control heavy menstrual flow. Due to its Sita (chill) and Kashaya (astringent) qualities, this is the case.
Question. Is Arjuna good for indigestion?
Answer. Yes, Arjuna can assist with indigestion. Indigestion, according to Ayurveda, is the result of an inadequate digestion process. Indigestion is caused by exacerbated Kapha, which causes Agnimandya (weak digestive fire) and indigestion. Because of its Kapha balancing properties, Arjuna chaal (bark) aids in the improvement of Agni (digestive).
Question. Does Arjuna powder increase immune system?
Answer. Arjuna powder may aid in the battle against parasitic diseases by boosting the immune system. Its potent anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and immunostimulatory activities account for this.
Question. Can Arjuna bark reduce blood pressure?
Answer. Arjuna bark (Arjuna chaal) has been shown in studies to help lower blood pressure. This is owing to its high coenzyme Q10 level. Coenzyme Q10 is a catalyst that aids in the reduction of excessive blood pressure and the enhancement of heart functioning.
1. Take a quarter to half teaspoon of Arjuna chaal powder. 2. Bring 1 cup milk to a boil. 3. Take it 1-2 times per day to lower blood pressure and heart disease risk.
Question. Is Arjuna useful in reducing the risk of STDs?
Answer. Arjuna is supposed to protect against sexually transmitted disease, albeit there aren’t enough studies on the mechanism. This is because of its anti-HIV properties.
Question. Can Arjuna bark protect the liver?
Answer. Arjuna bark’s hepatoprotective activity has been shown in animal experiments to help protect the liver and improve its function. This is due to the presence of several bioactive substances in Arjuna’s bark, such as phenolics, flavonoids, and tannins.
Question. Can Arjuna bark protect the kidney?
Answer. Uremia, a type of kidney illness, is a potentially lethal condition that requires rapid treatment. Kidney transplantation and dialysis are two treatment options for uremia, both of which are costly and have adverse effects. Oxidative stress, which is caused by an increase in the quantity of free radicals, is one of the causes of kidney disease. Because of its high antioxidant activity, arjuna bark can help protect the kidneys from oxidative stress. It minimises the risk of kidney cell damage by scavenging free radicals.
Question. Can Arjuna cure fever?
Answer. Fever can be treated with arjuna bark. This is owing to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.
Question. Is Arjuna bark (Arjuna chaal) good for dry skin?
Answer. Arjuna bark extract is beneficial to dry skin. Dry skin is dehydrated and loses its suppleness. It’s possible that the skin will turn scaly. Arjuna increases the moisture level of the skin by preventing water loss. This aids in the restoration of skin suppleness. Arjuna also increases blood circulation and sebum production in the skin.
Question. Does Arjuna prevent skin aging?
Answer. Arjuna bark extract (Arjuna chaal) does, in fact, prevent skin ageing. An increase in the quantity of free radicals is linked to ageing. Arjuna has strong antioxidant properties that protect the skin from free radical damage. It promotes the development of new skin cells, moisturises the skin, and increases the flexibility of the skin. It also prevents skin thinning and sagging.
Question. Is Arjuna bark (Arjuna chaal) good for mouth ulcers?
Answer. Yes, Arjuna chaal (bark) is effective in the treatment of oral ulcers. This is because the chilling effect of Arjuna chaal paste is owing to its Sita (cold) quality. Due to its Ropan (healing) nature, it also aids in rapid healing.
Question. Is Arjuna helpful in treating bleeding piles?
Answer. Because of its Kashaya (astringent) quality, Arjuna is effective in the treatment of bleeding piles. Arjuna is also beneficial for relieving pain associated with bowel movements. Because of its Sita (cold) nature, this is the case. However, because a high dose of Arjuna might cause constipation, it is best to utilise it under medical supervision.
Question. Is Arjuna good for healing bruises?
Answer. When used externally, Arjuna is effective at reducing bruising. A bruise, according to Ayurveda, is an indication of exacerbated Pitta. Due to its Sita (cold) property, Arjuna balances an exacerbated Pitta. Arjuna’s Ropan (healing) property also helps to speed up the healing process.
Question. Is Arjuna good for skin disorders?
Answer. Yes, Arjuna is beneficial for skin disorders because when applied to the affected area, it helps to manage the symptoms of skin diseases like eczema. Rough skin, blisters, inflammation, itching, and bleeding are some of the symptoms of eczema. Pitta is the primary cause of these symptoms. Arjuna powder helps to minimise inflammation and bleeding. Because of its Sita (cool) and Kashaya (astringent) qualities, this is the case.
It possesses anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects, among others. Arjuna aids in the prevention of heart disease.