BENEFITS AND PROPERTY OF ARJUN (TERMINALIA ARJUNA)

Dr. Omprakash Yadav

By Dr.Omprakash Yadav Contact:-shivshivaayurveda@gmail.com Ph no:-+918080747455 /+9196996666426

Introduction OF ARJUN (TERMINALIA ARJUNA)

Arjun is one of importent ingredient in most of Ayurvedic medicines formulation for cardiac support. Ayurveda has explains in detail disorders of heart in Hrudroga. Arjun is a cardiac tonic and strengthens heart and improve function of heart. It reduces cholesterol because it is Medohara, and also Mehahara i.e. diabetic so it is benefit in person who has diabetic and cardiac problems.

AYURVEDA DETAILS OF ARJUN (TERMINALIA ARJUNA)

GANA

Kashaya Skandha – Group of herbs with astringent taste.
Udarda Prashmana – Herbs which are good for allergic skin conditions

BOTANICAL NAME:- TERMINALIA ARJUNA

FAMILY:- COMBRETACEAE

SANSKRIT NAMES

Dhavala, Indradru, Nadisarja, Phalguna, Kakubha, Virarksha, Partha, Dhoorta Bhuruha, Shvetavaaha, Nadi Sarja, Dhananjaya, Veerantaka, Kireeti, Pandava, Veeravruksha, Arjuna, Arjunah, Chitrayodhi, Dhanvi, Dhavala, Gandiri, Gandivi, Indradru, Indradruma, Indrasunu, Jivaka, Kakubhah, Karaviraka, Karnari, Kaunteya, Kiriti, Krishnasarathi, Kukubha, Nadisarja, Pandava, Partha, Parthah, Parttha, Phalguna, Prithaja, Raktarjuna, Savyasachi, Shambara, Shivamallaka, Vairantak, Vira, Virataru, Viravriksha, Viravrksa

DESCRIPTION

This tree reaches height up to 70-85 feet. It has conical leaves, yellow flowers and grey colored smooth bark. It has glabrous, fibrous woody, 2-3 cm long fruit with five hard wings and number of curved veins. Leaves are dull green above and pale brown beneath.

PART USED:- bark

DOSE:-Ksheer paka 5 - 10 gm, Swaras 10 - 20 ml, Kwath 50 - 100 ml, Churna 3 - 6 gm

CHEMICALCONSTITUENTS

Arachidic stearate, cerasidin, Arjunic Acid, tannins, Arjunone, Arjunetin, Arjunglucosisdes, Arjunoside, Arjunolic acid, Myristyl oleate, Mannitol, Methyl oleanolate, Ellagic acid, Terminic acid, Gallic acid, Alicyclic, amino acids, Hentriacontane, calcium, magnesium salts, flavonoids

AYURVEDA PROPERTIES

GUNA (Quality):- Rooksha (dryness), Laghu (lightness)
RASA (Taste):- Kashaya (astringent)
VIPAK (Metabolism):- Katu (pungent)
VIRYA (Potency):- Sheet (cold)
PRABHAV (Impact):- Hridya (cardiac tonic)
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Kapha Pitta Dosha

Ayurveda Parmacological Action

Hrudroga – useful in cardiac disorder
Kshata – useful in chest injuries
Kshayahara – useful in chronic respiratory disorders
Visha- useful in toxic conditions
Medohara – reduces fat and cholesterol levels
Mehahara – useful in urinary tract disorders and diabetes
Vranan – useful to relieve ulcers and wounds 
kaphapittakrut- Pitta and Kapha imbalance
Bhagna – quickly heals fracture
 
Bark of Arjuna is processed with milk it is called arjun ksheerpaka which is cardiac tonic and promote to heal fracture

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION

Cardio-protective, Antianginal, Spasmogenic, Oxytocic, Antifertility, Cytotoxic, Antifungal, Antibacetrial, Hepatoprotective

FORMULATIONS (Yog)

TAILA

GHRITA

VATI / RASA

Somnath ras 

CHURNA

Nyagrodhadi kvath churna, Pushyanug churna

ARISHTA / asava

Aravindasava, Arjunarishta, Ashvagandharishta,  Ayaskriti, Devadarvarishta,

LEHYA / RASAYANA

GUGGULU

lauha

LEPA

ARK

side effects

Consult your doctor for advise to use in pregnancy.

Warning:The information here is only for the purpose of knowledge.

consult your Ayurveda Physician or consult at Shiv Shiva Ayurved.

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