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Arjuna Tree

Scientific name of Arjuna Tree: Terminalia Arjuna

Name of Arjuna in different languages:-

Sanscrit: Arjuna, Dhanvi, Indradruma, Kakubha, Karvirak.

Hindi: Arjun, Arjuna, Koha, Kahu, Arjan

Malayalam: Neermaruthu നീർമരുത്, Pulamatti പുലമാറ്റി.

Plant Description

Arjuna tree-Terminalia Arjuna- is an evergreen tree grows up to 30 m height, leaves are cone shaped, oblong, clustered and greenish, size to 5 cm long, flowers are small, pale yellow and foul-smelling, glaborous, 2.5 to 5 cm long, found September to November. The fruits are greenish yellow, fibrous woody, divided into five wings (ribbed). The bark of the tree is smooth and gray in color, which used in the preparation of many Ayurveda medicines.

Useful plant parts:

Bark (Arjuna twak), fruit

Leaf Arrangement

Linear-parallel Margin-denticulate Venation-pinnate
 Linear-parellel-marginn-elongated  Margin_Denticulate-with-fine-dentition  Venation-pinnate

Medicinal uses:

To treat cardiovascular diseases, wounds, hemorrhages, ulcers, fractures, biliousness, urinary discharges, asthma, tumors, leucoderma, anemia etc.

Chemical content:

Arjunetin (a glucoside), cerasidin, sitosterol, friedlin, methyl oleanolate.

How to prepare medicines with Arjuna:

Daily use of 3-6 gm of dried bark powder of Arjuna can reduce heart diseases, to prevents heart attack possibility, reduce cholesterol level, and heal wounds.

Dried bark powder is used in the treatment of Asthma and related disorders.

The bark is mixed with honey is applied on bones fractures to cure and strengthen quickly.

Consuming 15 to 30 grams of bark powder is made into a liquid is helpful to cure dysentery and diarrhea.

Fresh juice of tree leaves can be used for relieving earache.

Bark decoction is used as an astringent to clean syphilitic sores, ulcers, and sores.

Regular intake of bark powder with milk is helpful to stimulate sexual power.

Arjuna Tree is used as an ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like:-





Pushyanuga Choornam

Asthiposhak Tablets

Hi Card Tablets

Parthalasunadi Tablets

Sarivadi Vati



Sarvamayanthaka Ghritam


Arjuna Khrutham

Kakadadi Choornam


Ratnakara rasam

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