The herb Arjuna has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for more than three thousand years as a natural heart tonic. Clinical trials show that Arjuna is capable of improving endothelial function and circulation. In Ayurvedic medicine, Arjuna is adjunctive therapy for ischemic heart disease. Studies show patients whose angina was stable had a 50 percent reduction in angina episodes and a significant decrease in systolic blood pressure.
Arjuna can help lower Cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Arjuna has been shown to inhibit the oxidation of LDL and accelerates the turnover of LDL-cholesterol in liver. This enhances the elimination of cholesterol from the body. The suppression of hepatic cholesterol biosynthesis by Arjuna is the mechanism responsible for a significant lowering of beta-lipoprotein lipids and the recovery of HDL components in hyperlipidemia.
In a study on the efficacy of Arjuna in treating congestive cardiac failure (CCF), over 40% of the cases showed marked improvement. CCF due to congenital anomaly of heart and valve disease was also brought under control. 4 out of 9 cases of CCF due to chronic bronchitis were also relieved by the treatment. Arjuna relieved complaints of hypertension, insomnia, headache and the inability to concentrate. Arjuna is a unique herb that helps maintain a healthy heart and reduces the effects of stress and nervousness. Arjuna promotes effective cardiac functioning and regulates blood pressure. It tones the heart.