Arjuna is an ayurvedic medication that is made from the bark of a tree Terminalia Arjuna. This herbal component has been used for centuries in the treatment of blood pressure. The manufacturer of this product is Himalaya Herbals which is endorsed by many doctors worldwide. Himalaya is renowned for manufacturing products that are bioequivalent to the chemical counterpart medications. It is also known to produce quality products that are standardized and have consistent performance. The active components in this medication are phenolic constituents such as terminic acid and arjunolic acid, tannis, b-sitosterol, flavones and oligomeric proanthocyanidins.
Arjuna is predominantly used for improving the health of the heart and reducing the blood pressure. With its cardio-protective, antihypertensive and antioxidant properties, the herb performs various functions in the body such as lowering the blood lipid levels, reducing the formation of blood clots and increasing the blood flow of coronary artery.
With many healing properties, the medication can also be used for patients who are vulnerable to ischemic heart disease. Patients who have very high levels of triglyceride in the blood can also use Arjuna to treat their condition. This medication also facilitates the strengthening of the heart muscles and is effective in the treatment of asthma.
Dosage and Administration
The medication is dispensed in the form of a capsule that can be taken twice a day. It can be taken with mouth along with a glass of water. It is suggested to be taken with meals. Check with your physician for recommendations that are specific to your condition. Each capsule of Arjuna contains 250 mg of the active component. Since the capsule is big, it is not recommended for children who are below 14 years old. But one must be patient while using Arjuna, as natural products work on the body as a whole and not just on the surface, hence it take time to notice changes with herbal products. Do not take the medication in doses higher than recommended. This will not reduce the time taken to treat the condition. It will only cause an overdose of the medication.
No side effects have been reported through clinical studies or via people who are consuming the medication. A minor change that can be noticed in the body after taking this medication is increased body temperature.
Relative contraindications to Arjuna
No drug contraindications are known for this medication but it is better to inform you doctor about all the medications or drugs that you are currently taking. Do inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking this medication. Do not exclude even herbal or ayurvedic supplements. In specific, any chemical medication that you take to treat blood pressure might have a potential to interact with the medication. So any such medications must be reported without fail.