Arjunarishta is an Ayurvedic liquid medicine, popularly used as herbal heart tonic.It contains 6 – 12 % of self generated alcohol in it. This self generated alcohol and the water present in the product acts as a media to deliver water and alcohol soluble active herbal components to the body. It is also known as Parthadyarishtam, Partharishtam etc. It is a medicine made from the process of fermentation. It is extremely beneficial to those who suffer from blood pressure, Heart failure, Ischemic cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction, etc.
Ingredient of Arjunarishta:
The main ingredient of Arjunarishta is Terminalia Arjuna (Arjuna Bark), which is a potent cardioprotective
Arjun Bark-Terminalia arjuna
Draksha- Vitis Vinifera
Mahua- Madhuca Indica
Water required for making decoction
Dhataki flowers Woodfordia Fruticosa
Benefits & Medicinal uses:
Arjunarishta is very common prescription for heart patients in ayurveda. Its main ingredient Arjuna contains many bioactive substances, which improves left ventricle functions of the heart. It is likely to contain all variety of these bioactive compounds. It improves cardiac function in people with previous or recent history of cardiac trauma or injury and Myocardial Infarction. According to ancient books of ayurveda, It is recommendable in all types of heart diseases regardless underlying etiology. It increases anaerobic cardiovascular performance.
Antioxidative characteristics of Arjuna are comparable with Vitamin C. It also has strong antioxidant action. Arjuna is also studied for anti-cancer properties. The main ingredient of Arjunarishta is Terminalia arjuna, so it is also likely to have anti-cancer action.
Arjuna has cardio-tonic action by enhancing SR functions. This action minimizes the arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat) occurrence.
Fast or racing heartbeat is called tachycardia. In tachycardia, It is beneficial with kamdhuda Ras.
Slow heartbeat is called bradycardia. In such case,jawahar mohra pishti should be taken with Arjunarishta.
High & Low blood pressure:
It normalize the blood pressure and stabilizes it at normal levels. It is beneficial in both cases with low or high blood pressure. Arjun in Arjunarishta maintain healthy functions of heart, which is likely to work in both cases. It improves cario- vascular endurance. In high blood pressure it induces lowering effect. In low blood pressure,it exerts cardio-tonic and strengthening actions.
- Highly effective in heart diseases.
- Useful in respiratory problems.
- Highly effective in high blood pressure ( Hypertension)
- Cardiac Arrhythmia
- Low Blood Pressure
- Myocardial Infarction
- Stable Angina Pectoris
- Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Mitral Regurgitation
Dose: 15– 30 ml. one or two times a day, usually advised after food.
If needed, it can be mixed with equal quantity of water.
side effects: There is no known side effects of Arjunarishta, as long as it is taken under professional advice and supervision
Avaliable in 450 ml pack.
Reference: Bhaishajya Ratnavali Hrudroga Adhikara 33/75-77 API, AFI