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Arjuna

Arjuna {Terminalia Arjuna}

 

Arjuna balances Pitta and Kapha.

 

 Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balances Pitta and Kapha
  2. Taste – astringent
  3. Energetics – cooling
  4. Main Action: Most important cardiotonic of Ayurvedic medicine
  5. Other Uses: Lowering of Blood pressure , antidiabetic, antidiarrhoeal, skin therapeutic, fever remedy.

 

Modern Research

It has been extensively studied for its cardioprotective effects in many aspects of heart disease such as its antiplatelet activity in coronary heart patients and its effects on chronic stable angina. It has also been studied for other effects such as its anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, antinociceptive, hypolipedemic, antioxidant, antimutagenic antimicrobial and antihypertensive  activity, ulcer protective abilities. wound healing ability, and apoptosis and cell cycle arrest ability in cancer cells.

 

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