Panvelley’s ARJUNA GHAN VATI
A cardio tonic. Lowers blood pressure and regularize blood circulation in the heart.
Arjuna is credited with several therapeutic properties, both in Ayurvedic and Unani Systems. It is considered to be tonic, astringent, cooling and is used in heart diseases, contusions, fractures, and ulcers. It is also acrid and credited with styptic, febrifugal and antidysentericpeoperties.
It has been considered by the Ayurvedic physicians as well as by the modern practitioners as a cardiac tonic.
Vagbhata was the first to prescribe the bark in heart diseases. Later Chakradatta described it as a tonic in heart disease. Bhava Mishra, a Nighantukara recognized the bark as possessing some cooling, cardio tonic, wound healing and intoxicating effects. The bark and preparations made from it are reputed to have a marked stimulant action on the heart even today.
Modern research has discovered that Arjuna has antioxidant properties and may be clinically helpful in cardiovascular health.
Compounds found in Arjuna
A triterpene glycoside, arjunetoside, together with oleanolic and arjunic acids, and a cardenolide; have been isolated from the root bark of Terminalia Arjuna.
Arjuna and the Heart
Over the years, several studies have been done with Arjuna. Here's a summary of some of the studies. You can find the abstracts at the bottom of this page.
Arjuna has been tested in patients with angina. Arjuna dilates blood vessels, even in cigarette smokers.
Arjunolic acid, a new triterpene and a potent extract from the bark of Terminalia arjuna, has been shown to provide significant cardiac protection in myocardial necrosis in rats. Arjunolic acid treatment prevents the decrease in the levels of powerful antioxidants such as super oxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione, alpha-tocopherol, and ascorbic acid.
Additional actions of Arjuna
Arjuna has compounds that protect against DNA damage from toxins.
Compounds in Arjuna may help maintain healthy cholesterol.
A substance in Arjuna, causrinin, inhibits breast cancer cell growth.
The bark of Terminalia Arjuna Roxb. is widely recommended for the treatment of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in Indian system of medicine. Oral administration of Terminalia Arjuna for 12 weeks in rabbits caused augmentation of myocardial antioxidants; super oxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione (GSH) along with induction of heat shock protein72 (HSP72). In vivo ischemic-reperfusion injury induced oxidative stress, tissue injury of heart and haemodynamic effects were prevented in the Terminalia Arjuna treated rabbit hearts. The study provides scientific basis for the putative therapeutic effect of Terminalia Arjuna in ischemic heart disease.
The bark of Terminalia Arjuna is used in Ayurveda since ancient times for the treatment of cardiac disorders. Previous laboratory investigations have demonstrated the use of the Arjuna bark in cardiovascular complications.
Each Capsules Contains: -
Ingredients Latin name Mg
Arjunchhal (Terminalia Arjuna) 250 mg
Arjunchhal Ext (Terminalia Arjuna) 250 mg
Approved Colors used in capsule shells