Arjuna Churna

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Divya Arjuna choorna 100gm
Helpful in High blood pressure, cardiac weakness, post heart attack condition, high cholesterol-Heart.

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  • Botanical Name: Terminalia Arjuna
  • Family Name: Combretaceae
  • Common Name: Arjuna, Arjun. Etc

In Ayurveda Arjuna has been described as a very significant cardiotonic herb. In ayurveda cardiac disorders or ischemic heart disease (IHD) is known as Hridroga. And it has been differentiated into the following types based on the Doshas:

  • If the pain is acute and having shifting nature, it is called as Vata heart disease.
  • If the pain is linked with a burning sensation, it is called Pitta heart disease.
  • If the pain is mild & is linked to heaviness, nausea, and cough, it is called Kapha heart illness.
  • If all the symptoms are present, then it is known as Tridosha heart disease.

As also in Ayurveda, Kapha Dosha brings about the hardening of arteries and so becomes the foremost cause for various heart diseases. Even the modern science has also accepted the ability of this herb as a cure for various types of heart diseases.

Following are the properties of Arjuna:

  • Rasa (taste): Astringent, bitter.
  • Virya (action): Cooling.
  • Vipaka (post digestive effect): Pungent.
  • Guna (quality): Light, dry.
  • Dosha effect: Tridoshic, and Kapha Pitta.
  • Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, blood, bone, reproductive.
  • Srotasa (channel): Circulatory, reproductive.

Parts used: Stem Bark, Powder, Extract.

Arjuna is beneficial in following conditions:

  • Arjuna brings about the elimination of cholesterol by accelerating the turnover of LDL-cholesterol in the liver. It also lowers beta-lipoprotein lipids and the recovery of HDL components in hyperlipidaemic patients. Thus in normal terminology brings about the lowering of cholesterol levels.
  • Acts as a cardiac stimulant strengthening the heart muscles and maintaining the normal heart functioning.
  • Arjuna is beneficial in hypertension. Because of its hypolipidemic activity and also the diuretic property it acts against hypertension.
  • Arjuna is also astringent & haemostatic in action.
  • Has prostaglandin enhancing and coronary risk modulating properties.
  • Is extremely beneficial in cardiac disorders as myocardial infraction, angina, coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension.
  • In individuals suffering from heart attack though it can not act against enzymes like streptokinase or eurokinase, but its regular use helps in regular and accelerated recovery from heart attack, reduces the chance of further attack to a greater level.
  • Since there are no such toxicity or side effects so far so it can be used on regular basis for a strong and well functioning heart.
  • Arjuna can help lower cholesterol as much as 64%.
  • Arjuna reduces angina episodes much better than nitroglycerin.
  • Arjuna produces a reverse effect on the hardening of the arteries.
  • Arjuna possesses diuretic properties.
  • Arjuna acts as a general tonic for individuals suffering from cirrhosis of liver.
  • Arjuna also helps to minimize the chronic stress.
  • Is also useful to cure insomnia.


  • 1 – 2 teaspoon twice a day if consuming churna.
  • 1 – 2 tablets twice daily.

FAQ’S about Arjuna:

Can only use of Arjuna help cure 80 – 85% blockage in arteries?

Although this is very beneficial in various types of cardiac ailments but yet one can not solely depend on Arjuna. The researches say that Arjuna can help and support in tissue penetration for various drugs including those drugs that are given to make blood thinner and given as mild anti-coagulants. Arjuna enhances the drugs potency. And regular uses over a period of time will do wonder and help in the reduction of the cardiac drugs.

Is Arjuna beneficial for individuals who are suffering from high levels of cholesterol, lipids and an elevated blood pressure?

Yes, this is very beneficial in individuals suffering from the above mentioned conditions. Since Arjuna brings about the lowering of the cholesterol levels, along with lipids and even dilates the blood vessels. It is also used to prevent the further damages to the heart.

Examples of other herbs that are having the similar effects on the heart as that Arjuna has?

In addition to Arjuna various other herbs that are beneficial in various types of cardiac diseases are Garlic, Ashwagandha, and Turmeric etc.