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Arjunarishta

Arjunarishta is an ayurvedic herbal concoction aimed at maintaining a healthy heart and keeping optimum blood pressure levels. It is also an effective remedy for chest pain, cardiac problems like congestive heart failure, heart blockage, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, ischemic cardiac myopathy, mitral regurgitation and asthma.

The Reference Shloka —

पार्थत्वचस्तुलामेकां मृद्वीकार्द्धतुलां तथा।
भागं मधूकपुष्पस्य पलविंशति सम्मतम्।।
चतुर्द्रोणे अंभसः पक्त्वा द्रोणमेवावशेषयेत्।
धातक्या विंशतिपलगुडस्य तला क्षिपेत्॥
मासमात्रं स्थितो भाण्डे भवेत् पार्थाद्यारिष्टकः।
हृत्फुफुस गदान् सर्वान् हन्त्ययं बलमोजकृत्॥

pārthatvacastulāmekāṁ mr̥dvīkārddhatulāṁ tathā।
bhāgaṁ madhūkapuṣpasya palaviṁśati sammatam।।
caturdroṇe aṁbhasaḥ paktvā droṇamevāvaśeṣayet।
dhātakyā viṁśatipalaguḍasya talā kṣipet॥
māsamātraṁ sthito bhāṇḍe bhavet pārthādyāriṣṭakaḥ।
hr̥tphuphusa gadān sarvān hantyayaṁ balamojakr̥t॥

The ingredients:

  1. Arjuna tvak – Terminalia arjuna
  2. Mrudvika – Vitis vinfera
  3. Madhuka – Madhuca indica
  4. Dhataki – Woodfodia fruticosa
  5. Guda – jaggery

The Indications:

  1. Hrut phupphusa hanti – chest injury
  2. Weakness
  3. Feeling tired all the time
  4. Chronic respiratory diseases
  5. Cough
  6. High & Low Blood Pressure
  7. Myocardial Infarction

Medicinal Uses —

  • For treating irregular heartbeat — Arjunarishta with Jawahar mohra, Kamdudha Ras.
  • For High blood pressure — Arjunarishta with Sarpagandha Churna

The dose: 

12 – 24 ml. one or two times a day, usually advised after food

Side Effects —

There are no side effects reported with Arjunarishta.

Reference: 

Bhaishajya Ratnavali Hrudroga Adhikara 33/75-77

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