Arjuana plant is known as the Guardian of the Heart. This plant is used for the treatment of heart diseases.
This plant was named after the eponymous hero of the famous epic Mahabharata. This cure has been used by Ayurvedic doctors for centuries.
Arjuna plant can be found along the rivers of Western Bengal and along dried riverbeds of central and southern India. Onece a year, people collect, process and dry Arjuna bark, which exfoliates itself. It is known to contain substances like arjunic acid, tannic acid, tannins, saponins, flavonoids, gallic acid, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and copper.
It also has biological active compounds known as phytosterols, which have a positive effect on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
One of active phytonutrients is known as flavonoid and it is connected with many positive effects on health.
Arjuna is a universal tonic for heart diseases, which was used long before modern medicine. It doesn’t have any harmful side effects. It is used by naturopaths to cure circulation problems and irregular heart beat. It is also known to reduce pain in the chest, wheezing, dizziness and other symptoms of high blood pressure.
Many studies showed that the extract of Arjuna has the ability to decrease symptoms of angina pectoris.
Other studies showed that Arjuna successfully prevents heart attacks. Arjuna protects the heart, provides oxygen to it, strengthens and repairs the tissue. It also reduces levels of bad cholesterol.
It can also be used in kidney problems, to protect the liver and gallbladder, to protect DNA from toxins and reduce stress and nervousness.
Arjuna can be used as tea, juice, and it also can be found in the powdered form or as a dried bark. The recommended daily dose of it is one tablespoon mixed with 5 dl of hot water.
This medicine is not recommended for people with low blood pressure, pregnant women and nursing mothers.