Arjunarishta (also called Parthadyarishta) is an ayurvedic liquid medicine prepared using natural fermentation method. Arjunarishta is beneficial for people with any type of heart diseases including stable angina pectoris, blood pressure, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, ischemic cardiomyopathy etc.
The main ingredient of Arjunarishta is Terminalia Arjuna (Arjuna Bark), which is a potent cardioprotective. A complete list of Arjunarishta ingredients is as follows:
|Ingredients||Quantity Used for Preparation|
|Terminalia Arjuna – Arjuna Bark||4 Kg|
|Vitis Vinifera – Raisins – Draksha||2 Kg|
|Madhuca Indica – Mahua/Madhuka flowers||800 grams|
|Water required for making decoction||40.96 liters|
|Jaggery (Gur/Guda)||4 Kg|
|Woodfordia Fruticosa – Dhataki flowers||800 grams|
Arjunarishta mainly acts on heart and blood vessels having following healing properties.
- Strong Antioxidant
- Antianginal (stable angina pectoris)
Arjunarishta is helpful in following heart conditions:
- Cardiac Arrhythmia
- High & Low Blood Pressure
- Myocardial Infarction
- Stable Angina Pectoris
- Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Mitral Regurgitation
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. Arjunarishta 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, Arjunarishta 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. Arjunarishta also has strong antioxidant action. Arjuna is also studied for anti-cancer properties. The main ingredient of Arjunarishta is 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. (Ref. 1)
Arjunarishta is also likely to have similar action because of main ingredient Arjuna. In ayurveda, Arjunarishta is given along with Jawahar Mohra, Kamdudha Ras, or Yakuti Rasayana for treating irregular heartbeat.
Arjunarishta is effective on both tachycardia and bradycardia.
Fast or racing heartbeat is called tachycardia. In tachycardia, Arjunarishta is beneficial with Kamdudha Ras or with following combination.
|Jahar Mohra Pishti||250 mg|
|Praval Pishti||250 mg|
|Mukta Pishti||125 mg|
|Arjunarishta should be taken after meal and this combination should be taken with Gulkand.|
High & Low Blood Pressure
Arjunarishta normalizes the blood pressure and stabilizes it at normal levels. It is beneficial in both cases with low or high blood pressure. Arjuna in Arjunarishta maintains healthy functions of heart, which is likely to work in both cases. It improves cardio-vascular endurance. In high blood pressure, it induces lowering effects. In low blood pressure, it exerts cardio-tonic and strengthening actions.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
In high blood pressure, Arjunarishta has more effects on systolic blood pressure. It alone is effective in pre-hypertensive, mild hypertension, and moderate hypertension. In severe hypertension, Sarpagandha Powder should be used in following combination along with Arjunarishta.
|Ayurvedic Remedies for Severe Hypertension||Quantity|
|Sarpagandha Powder||250 mg *|
|Jahar Mohra Pishti||500 mg *|
|Mukta Pishti||125 mg *|
|Pana Pishti (Kushta Zamurd)||125 mg *|
|* Twice Daily with Milk|
Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
In low blood pressure, Arjunarishta should be given along with following medicines:
|Ayurvedic Remedies of Hypotension||Quantity|
|Ashwagandha Powder||2 grams *|
|Vishamushti Vati or Vishtinduk Vati||65 mg *|
|* Twice Daily with Milk (Treatment Course: 4 Weeks)|
The main purpose of using Arjunarishta is to provide strength to the heart and stabilizing the blood pressure.
DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION
|The general dosage of Arjunarishta is as follows.|
|Children||10 ml (2 tsp.) *|
|Adults||20 ml (4 tsp.) *|
|Geriatric (Old age)||20 ml (4 tsp.) *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||60 ml (12 tsp.) in divided doses|
|* Twice a day with equal amount of water|
Arjunarishta is LIKELY SAFE for most people. There are no side effects reported with Arjunarishta.
Arjunarishta contains small amount of alcohol. It also contains sugar content. However, sugar content is less than 2 grams per 20 ml of Arjunarishta liquid. Sugar intake can be adjusted accordingly.