Arjuna - The best Cardiac protective herb

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Common Name:
Arjuna (Eng.)

Sanskrit Name:
Arjuna- Means the white one, bright or clear. Arjuna is a plant that
makes body and mind clear, spotless and clean of all impurities. Such
an empty and stainless mind is ready to receive divine wisdom and the
highest understanding. In the Rig Veda, the clear, sunny and bright
day is referred to as arjunam.
Dhawal- Means "pure white" in Sanskrit. Because of the fact that it
makes the body pure and its bark is also white.
Kakubha- Means wide spread, because of its big size
Indradru- Means big plant
Veervriksha- Means a plant with strength
Nadeesarja- Means a plant that is generally found on the banks of

Lt. name:
Terminalia arjuna- Combretaceae

Bio energetics:
Rasa(Taste)- Kashaya(Astringent)
Guna(Characteristics)- Laghu(Light); Ruksha(Roughness)
Veerya(Potency)- Sheeta(cool and calm)
Vipaka(Post digestion effect)- Katu(Pungent)
Prabhava(Specific action for which there is no explanation as it is
the inherent character of it)- Hrudya(Cardiac tonic)

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