Arjuna Bark powder 50g
According to Dr John Douillard, globally renowned leader in the field of Ayurveda, Arjuna is a “Herbal Hero for your Heart”. Supported by thousands of years of traditional use, primarily for cardiovascular health, Arjuna subscribes to the “Doctrine of Signatures” which states that herbs resembling various parts of the body can be used by herbalists to treat ailments of those body parts.
The deep red colouring of the inner bark of the Terminalia Arjuna tree signifies the blood, and for many centuries traditional herbalists have used the bark as a circulation tonic for heart and blood pressure problems. Its root system also reflects the branching veins, arteries and capillaries of the circulatory system.
Much research has been done into this powerful herb in relation to the heart, and scientists are finding that there is truth in these ancient claims. Today, many cardiologists are even incorporating Arjuna into their protocols
- Heart failure. The role of Terminalia in the treatment of heart failure is inconsistent and unclear. Early research in people with severe heart failure shows that taking Terminalia by mouth for 2 weeks along with heart failure drugs improves symptoms compared to taking heart failure drugs alone. But conflicting research shows that taking Terminalia along with heart failure drugs doesn't improve symptoms in people with mild to moderate heart failure. Larger-scale, longer-term studies are needed to determine the role of Terminalia, if any, in the treatment of heart failure.
- High levels of cholesterol or other fats (lipids) in the blood (hyperlipidemia). Some research shows that taking Terminalia with other ingredients lowers LDL (or "bad") cholesterol levels and increases HDL (or "good") cholesterol levels in women with diabetes.
- Osteoarthritis. Research shows that taking Terminalia along with turmeric and boswellia reduces pain and stiffness in people with osteoarthritis. But it isn't known if these effects are due to Terminalia or the other constituents.
- HIV infection.
- Lung conditions.
- Severe diarrhoea.
- Urinary problems.
- Water retention.
- Other conditions.