Arjun is a tree common in Central and South India. Its bark has a long history of use in
What is Terminalia arjuna Used for Today?
Evidence suggests that Terminalia arjuna may have blood vessel–relaxing properties. 1
In addition, exceedingly weak evidence suggests that terminalia may have antimicrobial effects, providing benefits against amoebas and other microorganisms.
One study has been used to indicate that terminalia can improve cholesterol levels, but in fact it proves little because the study was not double-blind.
What is the Scientific Evidence for Terminalia arjuna ?
A 1-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial of 58 individuals evaluated the effectivness of terminalia for angina
A subsequent 3-month study compared the effectiveness of
against placebo in 40 people with a recent
3. Bharani A, Ganguli A, Mathur LK, et al. Efficacy of Terminalia arjuna in chronic stable angina: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study comparing Terminalia arjuna with isosorbide mononitrate. Indian Heart J . 2002;54:170–175.
6. Gupta R, Singhal S, Goyle A, et al. Antioxidant and hypocholesterolaemic effects of Terminalia arjuna tree-bark powder: a randomised placebo-controlled trial. J Assoc Physicians India . 2001;49:231–5.
7. Bharani A, Ganguli A, Mathur LK, et al. Efficacy of Terminalia arjuna in chronic stable angina: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study comparing Terminalia arjuna with isosorbide mononitrate. Indian Heart J . 2002;54:170–175.
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