Terminalia arjuna is a deciduous tree found throughout India, the bark of which has been used in traditional Ayurvedic herbalism to support cardiovascular health for over three centuries. According to animal research, Terminalia arjuna may help maintain healthy phospholipid and triglyceride levels, and has demonstrated antioxidant activities comparable to vitamin E.
Arjuna bark has been used in Ayurvedic herbalism for more than three centuries to support a healthy heart. Today, scientific research is confirming arjuna’s benefits and providing the knowledge that enables development of highly effective arjuna formulations.
Full Spectrum™ Arjuna combines arjuna bark with arjuna bark extract, for a broad spectrum of beneficial constituents.
The arjuna tree (Terminalia arjuna) rows to heights of 60-90 feet throughout India. Its thick, white-to-pinkish gray bark has been used in traditional Ayurvedic herbalism for generations, primarily as a cardiac tonic.
Arjuna has been found to help support heart health, to have antioxidant properties similar to vitamin E, and to help maintain cholesterol levels already in the normal range, according to preliminary clinical studies. It has also been found to help maintain healthy phospholipid and triglyceride levels, according to animal research.
Arjuna may work by supporting healthy cardiac muscle function and pumping of the heart. These effects are associated with its saponin glycosides, while its flavonoids and oligomeric proanthocyanidins are associated with antioxidant activity and vascular support.
Full Spectrum™ Arjuna was developed by Planetary Formulas’ primary formulator, renowned herbalist and clinician, Michael Tierra, L.Ac., O.M.D., and is used on a daily basis in his clinical practice.
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