Terminalia Arjuna is the scientific name of the tree ‘Arjuna’. It is generally known as ‘Arjuna’ or ‘Arjun Tree’ in English, ‘Thella Maddi’ in Telugu and ‘Marudha Maram’ in Tamil language. The Arjuna is around 60-70 feet tall; normally has a reinforced trunk, and structures a wide shade at the crown, from which limbs drop downwards. It has oval, funnel shaped leaves. The leaves are green on the top and chestnut underneath. The tree has smooth, grey coloured bark, has light yellow blooms which show up in the middle of March and June. Fruit of this tree is woody with a length of 2.5 to 5 cm full of fibre. Fruits in Arjuna can be observed in the middle of September and November. Terminalia Arjuna is mainly found in countries like India, Ceylon, Myanmar, Sri Lanka etc.
Medical sciences have advanced to a huge level in its battle against heart disease. The number of heart patients are getting increased day by day. In developed countries, various medicines beginning from Aspirin to modern open heart surgeries are currently common. Heart diseases like Angina, Myocardial Infarction, Pectoris are till today making grave situations in the society in spite of ultramodern technology and devices, and also awareness campaigns.
If we glimpse back to the traditional herbal medicine system of ancient India, we can have some astonishing informations already created by ancient medical researchers some 3000 years earlier. The ancient medical terms ‘Vata’, ‘Pitta’, ‘Kapha’ – were being adjusted efficiently by ancient therapeutic researchers of India using Terminalia Arjuna. Extract of Terminalia Arjuna is described as cardio-protective and has heart muscle strengthening property.
The bark of Terminalia Arjuna has been utilized as a part of India for over 3000 years, principally as a heart cure. An Indian doctor named ‘Vagbhata’ has been attributed as the first to utilize this item for heart conditions in the seventh century A.D. Research on ‘Terminalia’ has been going ahead since the 1930s, yet studies have given blended results.
Ayurvedic herb like Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna) gives a grand solution and also scrutinized for quite a long time. Although numerous ayurvedic plants have demonstrated to help coronary artery disease, Arjuna (Teminalia Arjuna) seems to be the best plant for heart health so far. This tree is normally found along the more prominent landmass near to a water source. It is the bark of the plant that is utilized for use as medicine. Extract of Arjuna has demonstrated to be a strong antioxidant shielding the heart from oxidation. The anticoagulant and hostile to platelet accumulation activity keeps the blood thin, and brings down the Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL) while increasing High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL).
Arjuna extract has demonstrated to the recovery of the damaged heart muscles in numerous creatures, also proven by research studies. Blood thinning capabilities of Arjuna is comparable to aspirin and heparin. Arjuna has been indicated to be useful in patients with Coronary Heart Disease in various studies. Some patients were given Arjuna extract in a research project, results were similar to Nitroglycerine in decreasing angina and expanding activity limit. The anginal attacks were decreased in numbers with 80% of patients got symptomatic alleviation.
Arjuna has likewise indicated to give protection to liver and gentle diuretic activities or more all, no toxicity has been observed. The herb has seen effective to lower blood pressure among animals and its activities are assumed as beta-blockers. The study revealed that Amino Acid Hydroxyproline, which was responsible for collagen growth quickly, developed by applying Arjuna herb in animals body.
Some more benefits of Arjuna:
‘Terminalia Bellerica’ and ‘Terminalia Chebula’ are both utilized for elevated cholesterol, digestive issue, including both diarrhea and constipation. It is also helpful for HIV disease. Terminalia Bellerica is utilized to secure the liver and to treat respiratory conditions, infections in respiratory tract, and sore throat. Terminalia Chebula is utilized for loose motions. Terminalia Bellerica and Terminalia Chebula are utilized as a moisturizer for sore eyes. Terminalia Chebula is additionally utilized topically as a mouthwash and swish. Terminalia Chebula is utilized as a spray for treating vaginal infections.