Ayurveda, Health

Arjuna – Cholesterol, Blood Pressure & Healthy Heart Function Support

arjuna tree

Arjuna is a large evergreen tree native to India. This miracle herb has the taken the medical world by storm. The drug posses  anti-ischemic, antioxidant, hypolipidemic, and antiatherogenic properties. It contains natural alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides which support the healthy heart function. It has gained a commendable respect in the community recently. The bark of this tree has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda for the treatment of variety of ailments predominantly related to cardiovascular health. Today various researches have been done to backup these claims.

Arjuna’s scientific name is Terminalia arjuna

What makes the tree so special is the fact that since it is an ancient Ayurveda medicine there are no major side effects known from it’s consumption [1]. As of now no interactions has been noted when taken along side western medicines.

Now let’s study the top benefits of Arjuna.

Top benefits of Arjuna

1. Cure for Bradycardia (slow heart rate) and Tachycardia (fast heart rate)

blood pressure

These ailments occur due to the high blood pressure or low blood pressure. Arjuna is a remedy for both high blood pressure as well as low blood pressure.

2. Reduces Cholesterol levels

healthy heart

Cholesterol is categorized into 3 levels: Total Cholesterol, LDL (bad) Cholesterol and HDL (good) Cholesterol

The ideal level of LDL and HDL Cholesterol should be:

LDL : Less than 100 mg/dL

HDL : 60 mg/dL and higher

Arjuna helps to increase the HDL Cholesterol levels, reduces the LDL Cholesterol levels and decreases the Total Cholesterol levels.

3. Decrease Angina attacks

Angina is a chest pain linked to heart disease. It causes tightness in the chest caused due to reduced blood flow to the heart. Angina is not a disease but a probable symptom of coronary artery disease. Arjuna can successfully decrease the persistence of angina attacks.

4. Aids in weight loss

weight loss

If you’ve dreamed of possessing a perfect slim and trim body but the thought of a complicated body regimen scares you, don’t be disheartened – this magical herb is not only aimed for healthy heart, but It also helps in the reduction of the excess body fats and thereby makes you fit and attractive!

5. Provides relief from cough

Arjuna helps in the healthy respiratory system of the body. Take powder of Arjuna and mix 1-2 grams of honey and cow ghee in it and give this to the patient. It provides immediate relief from the cough even in acute conditions where the cough contains blood.

6. Arjuna for severe refractory heart failure

A recent study conducted to study the salutary effect of Arjuna in patients with severe refractory heart failure revealed  improvement in symptoms and signs of heart failure, improvement in NYHA Class (Class III vs. Class IV), decrease in echo-left ventricular enddiastolic and endsystolic volume indices, increase in left ventricular stroke volume index and increase in left ventricular ejection fractions [3]

7. Healthy heartbeat

Modern day lifestyles can take a toll only on our bodies but our mind as well. Stress is a top prevalent problem across the whole globe and Arjuna is a possible natural alternative to toxic pharmaceutical drugs.

Arjuna is rich in Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). CoQ10 is similar to vitamins and is used by the body to produce energy to perform various functions. It plays a major role in prevention of heart attacks.

When the resting pulse rate of the person increases dramatically, for example more than 100bpm – take one glass of tomato juice and mix 1 tsp of Arjuna in it. Give this to the patient regularly. It will normalize the heart beats in few weeks.

8. Helps fight Cancer

anti cancer

Antioxidant action of aqueous extract of Arjuna helps to fight Cancer [2]

Ayurvedic Properties

Taste: Astringent

Characteristics: Dry

Potency: Cool

Post Digestive Effect: Pungent

Arjuna Ksheer Pak?

What is Arjuna Ksheer Pak, you ask? Well, it is described in the Ayurveda as an ancient heart support remedy useful for treating adrenal fatigue. If you are overcome by physical, mental or emotional stress, it may lead to a condition known as adrenal fatigue. Arjuna Ksheer Pak is one of the easiest and cost effective way for treating adrenal fatigue and keeping the heart problems at a distance! Quiet easy to cook below are the ingredients to make the pak.

Ingredients

1. Arjuna powder (20 grams)

2. Cow milk (160 grams)

3. Water (640 grams)

4. Sugar (1 tsp)

Method

1. Mix cow’s milk and water in a tea pan.

2. Add Arjuna powder and sugar to the tea pan.

3. Simmer the mixture with Arjuna paste until only milk remains and let all water be evaporated.

4. The leftover liquid is called Arjuna Ksheer.

5. Let the mixture cool off and consume.

Tip: It is more beneficial to consume the pak preferably in the morning on an empty stomach because empty stomach provides better absorption of all active substances present in the pak.

How much do I take in powder form?

If the supplement that you bought is the extract then you can take around 500mg per day. Alternatively, if the supplement is a regular powder then you can take up to 5 grams per day.

Where to buy?

I have found the following products are real authentic if you wish to buy:

The takeaway

Heart is often the most neglected part of the body in today’s busy lifestyle. Treat your heart like a ruler by incorporating this wonder drug in your lifestyle. Infact I have planted this tree right outside my house. The plant will only die when I die 🙂

Hope you enjoyed the article! Stay tuned for more updates.

Stay healthy!

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