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Arjuna

Arjuna is a very large tree. The bark is used in certain herbal combinations as a powerful, soothing tonic for the heart. It is good for both the physical heart as a muscle, as well as for the emotions associated with the heart.

Arjuna is used for loneliness, sadness and frustration. It strengthens the emotions to decrease excessive response to stress and trauma.

It helps strengthen the body's natural rejuvenative processes, hastening the replacement of dead or weak cells with fresh, vital ones.

In proper combinations, Arjuna helps stabilize an erratic heart beat

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Latin Name

English Name

Sanskrit Names

Hindi Names

Terminalia arjuna
(Roxb.) Wight & Arn. (Combretaceae)

Arjuna

Arjuna,
Kakubha

Arjun, Kahu

 

 

History  |  Habitat  |  Morphology Description (Habit)  |  Principal Constituents  |

Indications  |   Product Range

 

History

Physicians in ancient India carried the impression that the bark had some special virtue in promoting the union of fractures and the dispersion of ecchymosis when given internally.

Habitat

It grows in most parts of India and is also planted in many parts for shade and ornament.

Morphology Description (Habit)

T.arjuna is a large, evergreen tree, with a spreading crown and drooping branches. The stems are buttressed and often fluted; the bark is very thick, grey or pinkish green, smooth, exfoliating in large, thin, irregular sheets; the leaves are sub-opposite, oblong or elliptic, coriaceous, cordate; the flowers, in panicled spikes; the fruits are nearly glabrous, ovoid or ovoid-oblong, with 5-7 hard, winged angles.

Principal Constituents

▀-sitosterol, ellagic acid, and arjunic acid.

Ayurvedic Energetics
Rasa (taste): Astringent, Bitter
Virya (action): Cooling
Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Sweet
Guna (quality): Light, Dry
Dosha effect: Tridoshic. KP-
Dhatu (tissue): rasa (plasma), rakta (blood), shukra (reproductive)

Ayurvedic Action
Hridaya- heart tonic, Varnya- ulcer healing, diabetic ulcers, Prameghna- urinary disorders, Raktastambhaka- vulnerary, stops bleeding, Kapha-pittajit- conquers kapha and pitta.
(Charaka, Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita, Bhavaprakasha)

Indications

The bark is useful as an anti-ischemic and cardioprotective agent in hypertension and ischemic heart diseases, especially in disturbed cardiac rhythm, angina or myocardial infarction. The bark powder possesses diuretic, prostaglandin enhancing and coronary risk factor modulating properties. It apparently has a diuretic and a general tonic effect in cases of cirrhosis of the liver.

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Parts Used:

Bark (inner bark is the potent part, but many companies include the dry inactive outer portion to increase profits. MAPI uses only the inner portion and protects the tree by harvesting amounts that the tree can repair.)

Traditional Ayurvedic Uses:

Arjuna is a very large tree. The bark is used in certain herbal combinations as a powerful, soothing tonic for the heart. It is good for both the physical heart as a muscle, as well as for the emotions associated with the heart.

Arjuna is used for loneliness, sadness and frustration. It strengthens the emotions to decrease excessive response to stress and trauma.

It helps strengthen the body's natural rejuvenative processes, hastening the replacement of dead or weak cells with fresh, vital ones.

In proper combinations, Arjuna helps stabilize an erratic heart beat.

Arjuna helps balance all three doshas at once (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), a rare and very valuable property.

This tree herb bears the same name as Arjuna, son of Pandu -- a great hero of the Bhagavad-Gita. The Gita is a treasured poem from the Vedic epic called the Mahabharata.

HEART: Angina, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, hypertension have all showed signs of improving in human clinical trials.2 It reduces inflammation (P) and congestion (K) that can damage the heart. Used to treat emotional disturbance and 'broken heart'. It strengthens the muscles of the heart.

LIVER: Cirrhosis- it improves liver function and inflammation.3

SKIN: Useful as an alterative for clearing the skin of pitta inflammations- acne, acne rosacea.4

TISSUE: Its ability to coagulate blood is demonstrated in its use in post-trauma healing of scars/operations, repairs fractures- a paste or tincture applied externally can rapidly hasten healing.5

Combinations are Best

The ayurvedic physicians of Ayurveda do not recommend the use of single herbs for self-care due to several important reasons (see the index page of the ayurvedic herb section for details).

One of the specialties of Ayurveda is the science of herb combining that has been perfected over thousands of years of clinical practice. From this ayurvedic perspective, the study of herbs from scientific research which is based on single ingredient formulas is not very practical. This is because an herb can give a number of different effects depending on the other herbs it is combined with as well as a number of other factors such as dosage, how the herb was processed, etc. If one focuses just on the results of a study based on one ingredient, while it may be interesting, it does not give the full insight into the complete range of effects available from that particular herb.

Source
1 Bone 1996
2 Dwivedi 1987, Indian drugs cited in Bone 1996
3 Dwivedi 1987
4 Paranjape
5 Paranjape
6 Tillotson. Chakrapanidatta.

 

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