Arjuna Benefits | Cardiovascular & Heart Health

Arjuna Health Benefits

Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) symbolises purity, integrity, courage and loyalty and is nicknamed "Guardian of the Heart."

Arjuna Pharmacology

Botanical Name

Terminalia arjuna

Other Common Names

White Marudah, White Murdh, Arjuna Myrobalan, Orjun & Sadada

Part Used


Main Therapeutic Compounds

Tannins, triterpenoid saponins, flavonoids & phytosterols

Herbal Actions


Arjuna Herbal Benefits

Heart Health ||  Lymph Tonic || Kidney Health || Liver Support

Heart Health

Arjuna contains many potent antioxidants, including gallic acid, ellagic acid and oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs). These compounds protect the heart from damaging oxidative stress, reverse damage to the heart muscle and encourage cardiac healing.
In Ayurveda, Arjuna is traditionally used as a lymph tonic for the heart. Arjuna bark prevents congestion of the lymph system around the heart and keeps the lymph moving and draining, which encourages healthy arterial blood flow and healthy muscular contractions.

Liver and Kidney Repair

The antioxidants found in Arjuna also work to increase superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione. This action protects the liver and kidneys against oxidative stress and may be beneficial in managing liver cirrhosis.

Arjuna Typical Use

Tea & Infusion

1-6 grams daily usually in capsule form.

Tincture & Liquid Extract

Typical use of Arjuna tincture is 2.5 - 8.5mls daily in divided doses, or as directed by your practitioner.

Herbal Combinations

Combines well with Hawthorn Berries, Dan Shen, Ginkgo, Astragalus & Motherwort.

Cautions & Safety

Not recommended during preconception, pregnancy and lactation.
Caution is advised in people with low thyroid function and on a strict low oxalate diet.
If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical medications, please consult your primary healthcare practitioner prior to use.


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