Arjuna or erminalia arjuna is a tree from the family of Terminalia that is native to the south and central India and usually grow as a canopy near dry river beds. The bark of arjuna had been used in ancient ayurveda for treating cardiovascular diseases. Arjuna extract contains sitosterol, ellagic acid and arjunic acid and it is also a natural source of CoenzymeQ10 that is extremely beneficial for strengthening heart muscles. Arjuna herb is a rich source of flavonoids and tannins that have effective anti-cancer and hepatoprotective effects. Arjuna improves overall cardiovascular health and has been shown to support prescription medicines.
Arjuna acts as a natural lymph tonic that helps in draining the lymph that gets accumulated around the heart and weakens the pumping function of the heart. It also improves the strength of the heart muscles, increases blood flow through the arteries and promotes healthy contractions of the heart muscles, thus preventing heart problems. Arjuna also relieves chest discomfort, chest pain and angina and helps in maintaining blood cholesterol at healthy levels.
Other than being an effective herbal medicine for treating cardiac diseases, Arjuna is a also a potent source of antioxidants such as glycosides, flavonoids and tannins that neutralize cell damage caused by free radicals and oxidative stress and have anti-cancer effects.