What is Cardowell?

Cardowell is the composition of following rare herbs :

Terminalia arjuna                             -              250 mg

Allium sativum                                  -              100 mg

Jaharmohra Khatal pisthi              -              50 mg

Commiphora mukul                        -              50 mg

Mesua ferra                                       -              50 mg

Terminalia Arjuna herb has commanded well-deserved respect from the scientific research community. The barks from Arjuna trees have been utilized for thousands of years in Ayurveda to sustain various health concerns including, prominently, cardiovascular health. 

Heart disease is one of the leading lifestyle generated conditions prevalent in India.

Terminalia arjuna is a rich source of following :-

1.       Tannins

2.       Arjun oleic acid,

3.       Ellagic acid,

4.       Flavonoids,

5.       Calcium,

6.       gallic acid,

7.       copper,

8.       magnesium and

9.       zinc

10.   Co-enzyme Q10 is also found in Arjuna bark

All these essential substances are widely known for strengthening the heart muscles.

 Terminalia arjuna is a tall tree that is immensely valuable in Ayurvedic medicine. All parts of Arjuna tree are important in Ayurvedic medicine. Its bark is the most valuable that gives a milky white sap when cut. The bark contains a valuable alkaloid, which is named as the Arjun Eine. Arjuna bark has bio-active constituents that are known to exhibit medicinally as well as physiological activities.

Chemicals found in the Terminalia arjuna herb include:

  1. Triterpene glycosides,
  2. Termiarjunoside I and Termiarjunoside II
  3. Arjunetoside
  4. Oleanolic acid
  5. Arjunolic acid
  6. Arjunic acid
  7. A cardenolide

Health Benefits of Arjuna Herb

There are several health benefits of Arjuna herb. Here we have jotted down a few common health benefits.

Improves High Blood Pressure

The best home remedies for hypertension or high blood pressure should include Arjuna herb. High blood pressure is an immensely serious medical condition that can cause a heart failure, stroke, coronary heart disease(CHD), heart attack, kidney failure and other serious health problems. The most common symptoms of high blood pressure include severe headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, vision changes and nose bleeds.

The bark of Arjuna that is high in Coenzyme Q10 has long been utilized in Ayurvedic medicine for high blood pressure. Coenzyme Q10 is a catalyst in the transportation and production of energy that is immensely required for normal functioning of the important organs. It also protects the heart against damage caused by LDL cholesterol oxidation. The liver and the heart have the highest demands for Coenzyme Q10 because of the nature of these two organ’s functions.

Coenzyme Q10 gradually depletes with age, and as we reach fifties, the heart muscles become weaker resulting in palpitations and high blood pressure. Meanwhile, the LDL becomes extremely oxidized to act properly. Therefore, it builds up in the artery walls blocking the walls and raising the blood pressure further. Supplementation of Coenzyme Q10 is required to improve heart functions and lower high blood pressure.


Helps Protect the Heart

The best Ayurvedic herbs for heart disease should include Arjuna. Heart attack is the biggest killer in modern times. CHD (coronary heart disease) is a serious condition in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside of the coronary arteries. The arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart. Cardiovascular diseases killed 18.4 million men and women in 2012 that is 3 in every 10 deaths. Of these, 6.9 million people died of ischaemic heart disease and 7.1 million from stroke.

Arjuna herb seems to be the best herb for the heart health. Arjuna extract has been shown to be an immensely powerful antioxidant protecting the heart from the oxidation. The anti-platelet aggregation and anticoagulant action keeps the blood thin, and lowers the levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) while enhancing HDL (good cholesterol). It also has hypotensive, cardioprotective, and anti-inflammatory activities.

In a recent scientific study, Arjuna extract has shown to reverse the damage to the heart muscle.  Its blood thinning abilities are comparable to those of heparin and aspirin. It has also been administered in bleeding disorders, which means it has adaptogen actions as well.


Reduces the Chance of Breast Cancer

The best Ayurvedic remedies for breast cancer should include Arjuna herb. Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that primarily begins in the cells of your breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can slowly grow into surrounding tissues or spread to distant portions of the human body.  Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too. There are two main types of breast cancer: Lobular carcinoma and Ductal carcinoma.

Ductal carcinoma begins in the tubes that usually carry milk from the breast to the nipples. Most breast cancers are of this type.  Lobular carcinoma begins in the area of the breast, called lobules, which produce milk. A substance in Arjuna herb, casuarinin inhibits the breast cancer cell growth in recent laboratory studies. Casuarinin is an ellagitannin. It is mainly found in the pericarp of pomegranates. It is also found in Stachyurus species, Casuarina and Alnus Sie Bol Diana. It is an isomer of Casu Arictin. It is an active carbonic anhydrase inhibitor.

DNA protection

Arjuna has compounds that protect against DNA damage from toxins. Toxins are substances mainly created by animals and plants that are extremely poisonous to humans. Toxins include medications that are helpful in small doses, but poisonous when used in huge amounts. Many toxins that cause problems in persons are released by the germs such as bacteria. Cholera is due to a bacterial toxin.

Several Other toxins that cause problems include metals, like lead and organic chemicals in the environment. Effect of Terminalia Arjuna extract on adriamycin-induced DNA damage. Recent scientific results demonstrate that bark extract of Arjuna protects DNA against adriamycin induced damage.

Antioxidant Activity

According to a recent scientific study, Arjuna bark extracts exhibit antioxidant activity and protects the organs and body cells from the harmful effects of the free radicals. Free radicals are mainly formed as a result of several metabolic processes in the human body. They are unstable molecules that interact with DNA and the proteins of the body cells and severely damage them. Arjuna bark extracts interact with these harmful free radicals and stabilizes them. However, as with several other benefits, it is important to consult a doctor before using Arjuna herb as an antioxidant.


A scientific journal states that Arjunetin, a component of the bark of Arjuna tree, possesses important antibacterial activity against bacteria like Staphylococcus epidermis.

Helps control cholesterol levels

Cholesterol is described as a waxy, fat-like compound that is found in most body tissues including the nerves and the blood. Cholesterol helps make the outer coating of different cells, makes up the bile acids that continuously work to digest foods in the intestine and also allows the body to make hormones and Vitamin D. High cholesterol increases the chances of stroke and cardiovascular disease. There are two types of cholesterol– LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol).

When extremely high levels of cholesterol are present in blood, plaque – a thick, hard substance can form in the arteries of the heart. When the cholesterol collects in the heart, their lumen becomes extremely narrow, and the amount of blood entering your heart is insufficient. Due to this, your heart needs to pump harder, causing various kinds of serious cardiovascular diseases, the worst of which is angina pectoris.

Arjuna can help lower the levels of cholesterol as much as 59%. People taking Arjuna preparation saw their LDL ( bad cholesterol) levels plummet by an average of 19.6%. In animal studies with immensely high blood fats, LDL levels dropped from 393 to 152, after 59 days. That’s a whopping 59 percent drop. Plus, HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol) increased. The bark of the Arjuna plant when taken in smooth powder form has several beneficial properties. This can easily dissolve the cholesterol that accumulates in the coronary artery of the heart and reduce the possibility of heart attacks.