Arjuna Bark / Terminalia Arjuna Bark
Properties /Uses : Terminalia arjuna is a tree up to 25 meter hight. It grows along the river banks, plains of northern India. There are over 100 species widely distributed in the tropics (Terminalia originated from Latin ward Terminus, alluding to the leaves being borne on the tips of the shoots). In India, Terminalia chebula, T. bellrica and T. ciliata are major related species.
Studies have shown that Terminalia arjuna provides unique herbal remedy for various heart problems. Due to its cardioprotective role, it is said to have been in use in Ayurveda since 2500 B.C. and has remarkable cardio-protective, heart muscle strengthening properties.
Research have arrived at the conclusion that the Bark of Arjuna tree has been found to be rich a Co-enzyme which is highly prescribed in cardiology departments now a days to prevent heart problems. The co-enzyme Co-Q 10 is required by heart muscle for its energy requirements. The levels of Co-Q 10 decrease significantly after the age of 35 and Terminalia arjuna can provide natural Co-Q 10 in high amount. High amounts of Co-enzyme Q-10 prevents incident of heart attacks.It has been reported to possess protective cardiovascular and hypolipidemic properties.
The extract from bark of arjuna tree in Regular use improves pumping activity of heart, improves cardiac muscle strength, decrease in LDL cholesterol levels.
As a whole, Terminalia arjuna bark has been found to be very useful in Angina, Blood pressure, Congestive heart failure, Mitral regurgitation, Cardiomyopathy, Heart attack, Coronary artery disease, High cholesterol, Ventricular failure and many other heart problems.