For cardiac wellness and comprehensive control of hypertension.
Arjuna has been the herb of choice in Ayurveda for centuries for its supporting effects on the cardiovascular system. Arjuna’s popularity is in part due to its ability to support normal cholesterol levels along with a sensible diet. Arjuna is also used to support normal heart rates and reduce occasional nervousness.
No other adaptogen is more celebrated for the heart in Ayurveda than Arjuna, which translates to bright and shining one. It is described as being unparalleled among other herbs.Ayurveda teaches the heart is the center of all processes both physiological and emotional, making it central to health.Today, Arjuna is celebrated for its ability to promote cardiac function, oxygenation of the heart and maintain cholesterol levels already within normal range.
The bark of the Arjuna tree has been used for several centuries for treating cardiovascular ailments. It has a host of other therapeutic benefits including treating asthma, hypertension and kidney stones.
The bark contains phenolic constituents (arjunolic acid and terminic acid), glycosides (arjunetin and arjunosides I–IV), flavones, tannins, oligomeric proanthocyanidins and b-sitosterol. Casuarinin, a hydrolyzable tannin isolated from the bark, exhibits antiherpes virus activity by inhibiting viral attachment and penetration. The ethanolic extracts present in Arjuna have exhibited properties that help heal wounds.
Cardio-protective: The extract of Arjuna bark exerts a positive inotropic and hypotensive effect, increases the coronary artery flow and protects the myocardium against ischemic damage.
Antioxidant: Arjuna contains several substances that have a very strong antioxidant benefit.
Antihypertensive: Arjuna bark also has mild diuretic properties, reduces clot formation, enhances prostaglandin E(2) levels and lowers blood lipid levels which contribute towards the management of hypertension.
- As an adjuvant in ischemic heart disease
- Hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels in the blood)
- Mild to moderate hypertension
- As a preventive medicine to patients susceptible to ischemic heart disease
One capsule, twice a day after food or as directed by your physician
Each capsule contains 250mg extract of Arjuna
Note: Since Himalaya’s Pure Herbs are in capsule form, some children below 14 years may find it difficult to swallow them. For this reason, Pure Herbs are recommended for children ages 14 and above.
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