Arjuna has been used to balance the three “humors”: kapha, pitta, and vata. Arjuna is a tree bark that is used medicinally in ayurveda for the purposes of cardiovascular health pertaining to the heart itself. It has a large variety of bioactive, with the water extract showing promise at improving left ventricle function of the heart without any observable toxicity of side effects. It has also been used for asthma, bile duct disorders, scorpion stings, and poisonings.
Arjuna is used for disorders of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease), including heart disease and related chest pain, heart failure, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. It is also used as “a water pill,” and for earaches, dysentery, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), diseases of the urinary tract.