Arjuna is a plant, growing in central and southern India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, and also in Bengal, Burma, Bihar and Sri Lanka. The leaves bark and fruits of Arjuna are used for medical purposes. Arjuna is the main heart medicine and tonic in Ayurveda, as it contains such unique components as: sitosterol, alginic and arjunic acids, which are good for the cardiovascular system.
The action of Arjuna
The drug has a tonic and firming effect on the heart and lungs, normalizes the circulation of coronary and brain vessels, reduces blood pressure, normalized the blood pressure and heart rate and strengthens the heart muscle. It has an anti-inflammation effect on the heart and internal organs. Arjuna reduces the cholesterol activity, takes the cholesterol out of the body, relieves the symptoms of hypertension, calms in insomnia, helps you to get rid of the headache and improves the attention. It will be also useful for the people suffering from liver cirrhosis.
Arjuna can be used both as an independent drug for the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, and in the combination therapy with the other drugs.
Indications for the use of Arjuna
- Any heart and lung diseases;
- Coronary heart disease, heart attack, stroke;
- Heart failure; – Arrhythmia, painful heartbeat;
- Myocarditis, myocardiodystrophy;
- Insomnias of mental nature, stress, mental anxiety.
- Contraindications: pregnancy, breastfeeding, individual drug intolerance.
How to use Arjuna
Preventive course: 1 capsule before bed, within three months. In the treatment of heart diseases: 1 capsule 3 times a day, 20 minutes before the mealtime within a month.
You should understand, that Ayurveda doesn’t have any clear dosages, the drug is prescribed individually by the Ayurveda specialist, based on the patient’s age, weight, condition and other individual characteristics. As not everybody has an opportunity to visit Ayurvedic doctor, we give the minimal dosage. However, you shouldn’t increase the dose without the recommendation of a qualified professional.