Arjuna or Terminalia arjuna is an ayurvedic herb which is commonly used to treat high blood pressure and heart related disease. It is also beneficial in the cure of various health related problems like stomach related issues, earache, kidney stones, inflammation, fever, menstrual problems, skin problems, respiratory system related issues etc. This medicinal herb is fraught with analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, cooling, tonic, sedative, astringent, anti-microbial and diuretic properties. It is a good natural source of coenzyme Q-10. It is also rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc and copper. Given below are some remedies and health advantages of Arjuna bark.
Arjuna Bark Herb- Health Benefits and Remedies
Arjuna is also helpful in treating various GI tract related problems like stomach gas, peptic ulcers, abdominal pain etc.
In case of peptic ulcers- take one drop of bark extract and lukewarm water. Drink it twice daily.
When dealing with stomach ache, mix half teaspoon of bark powder with quarter teaspoon of hing or heeng powder. Add rock salt to taste. Have half teaspoon of this mixture with water.
Drink arjuna bark tea to get rid of diarrhea and dysentery.
Arjuna herb for Hair Care
If you want to get shiny strong hair then just mix on tablespoon paste of arjuna leaves in warm water. Wait for few hours and use the mixture to wash your hair. I am sure you will definetly get shiny strong hair after single wash.
Skin Benefits of Arjuna Herb
Arjuna herb is loaded with anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties so you can include it into your skin care to get rid of various skin problems like acne, wounds, leprosy etc.
A paste of honey and arjuna bark can be applied on the skin. This remedy is effective in treating acne. It will also help erase wrinkles and fine lines.
Make a paste of bark powder and water. Apply it on pimples to get rid of them.
Prepare a thick decoction of arjuna bark and water. Apply it on wounds. This will speed up the healing process.
When dealing with leprosy, make a paste of bark and water and apply it on your skin. You can also mix arjuna bark with your bathing water.
Take arjuna and blackberry leaves in equal quantities. Mix them with water to form a paste. Apply this paste on your body to get rid of body odor.
Being a good source of calcium, arjuna bark helps strengthen the bones. Taking bark power with honey is an effective remedy for fractured bones.
Earache Home Remedy
Extract fresh juice of arjuna leaves. Put two drops in each ear. This remedy will give you relief from ear ache.
This herb is a perfect health tonic. It helps strengthen the body, improves stamina and energy levels. Take half teaspoon of bark powder, half teaspoon of jaggery (gur) and a glass full of milk daily to keep your body fit and healthy.
This herb is also beneficial in treating heavy menstrual bleeding. All you need to do is to boil a teaspoon of bark powder with one liter of water for few minutes. Strain the liquid. Once cool drink it on two hourly intervals.
When dealing with bloody leucorrhea, boil half to one teaspoon of bark powder with one cup of milk. Boil until the milk reduces to half. Stain the liquid. Add misri and drink it twice a day.
Fever reducing properties
Arjuna also has anti-pyretic properties. Take one teaspoon of bark powder with jaggery to control fever.
Kidney Stones Eleminator
This herb is capable of eliminating small kidney stones. Just boil one teaspoon of arjuna bark with water. Strain the liquid and have it. Drink it daily to get rid of your problem.
High Blood Pressure Control
Drinking arjuna bark tea daily helps control the blood pressure. I used to drink it on regular basis and now my B.P. is normal. You can also try it.
Antioxidants present in arjuna helps protect the liver. Moreover, you can use bark powder to treat liver related problems like jaundice. Take half teaspoon of powder with ghee twice a day.
Bark of this medicinal herb possesses anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
Arjuna for Diabetes Control
Have you been dealing with high glucose levels? If yes then give arjuna a try. Regular intake of this herb is said to be effective in maintaining healthy blood-glucose level. Drink unsweetened bark tea daily.
This herb is also effective for people with asthma. Its anti asthmatic properties help treat the symptoms and prevent asthma attacks. Drink arjuna tea daily.
Drink terminalia tea daily to treat and prevent anemia.
Arjuna for Heart Protection
Being a good cardio tonic, arjuna herb helps prevent wide range of heart related issues. Cholesterol lowering, blood thinning and anti-hypertensive properties makes arjuna an ideal cardio protector. Here are some tips in which you can use this herb to protect your heart.
Put half to one teaspoon of bark power in a glass of milk. Boil milk for five minutes. Strain and drink.
Mix two pinches of bark with one teaspoon of honey. Have this mixture twice daily for 15 days.
For tachycardia, take a mixture of one teaspoon of arjuna bark and one cup of tomato juice. This remedy will normalize the heart beat.
Make a another remedy for tachycardia and heart disease by cooking half teaspoon of arjuna bark powder, one teaspoon of ghee, one tablespoon of wheat flour. Add little sugar. Cook this mixture to obtain a gooey desert. In India this desert is known as haluva or halva. Eat this halva every morning with milk.
Arjuna Herb is notably good for heart healthy. However, there are some precautions that you should take to prevent further complications.
- Stay away from alcohol and tobacco.
- Avoid salt and salty foods.
- Avoid fatty foods. Fatty foods are responsible behind high cholesterol levels so avoid oily and fatty foods items.
- Exercise on a daily basis. If you are obese then adopt some light exercises like walking, yoga, swimming, cycling and jogging.
- Drink lot of healthy fluid like water and juices daily.
- Take an adequate good night sleep.
Arjuna herb side effects
Intake of arjuna in high dosage may decrease the activity of thyroid and may also cause liver damage.
Apart from aforementioned benefits, arjuna herb is also effective in treating calcium deficiency, tuberculosis, ascites, anemia, cough, insomnia, ulcers, jaundice, bruises etc. Don’t be your own doctor so please consult with your health care provider before taking this herb.