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Botanical Name :- Terminalia Arjuna

Origin of Herbs: Arjuna is a dense tree attaining a height of 20 to 27 meters. It has long, cone shaped round leaves and white bark, which gives out a milky juice when cut. Mainly, the bark of the tree is used in medicines. This tree has been named nadisarjja in the Sanskrit, wherein its bark has been describes as a cardiac tonic. India was the first to discover the bark of this tree for heart diseases. Arjuna tree is indigenous to India. It is found through out the sub-Himalayan tracts, the Deccan region, Myanmar, Srilanka and the southeastern countries.

The bark contains usually a large quantity of tannin & calcium, small quantities of aluminum and magnesium. It is an astringent .It also contains a crystalline compound, lactones, arjunetin, and essential oil, sugar and coloring matter.

Healing power:
The bark of Arjuna tree is a cardiac stimulant and has a cooling and tonic effect. It is useful in arresting secretion or bleeding. It helps to relieve fever. It is also useful in removing calculi or stones formed in the urinary system, in promoting flow of bile and in the healing of wounds.

Heart Disorder:
The bark and preparation made from it are known to have a marked stimulant action on the heart. The practitioners of Indian systems of medicine use it in conditions of cardiac failure and dropsy. As a heart stimulant, either a decoction of the thick portion of the bark made with milk should be taken every morning on an empty stomach or its powder, in 1 to 2 grams doses should be used with milk and jaggery.

In Ayurveda, the bark of Arjuna is considered beneficial in the treatment of asthma. According to this system, a fine powder of the bark is made and stored in a well -corked bottle. Make infusion in hot water from 1 teaspoon of Arjuna bark powder and drink as tea.

Diarrhea and dysentery:
A decoction of the bark taken in doses of 15 to 30 grams may relieve patients of diarrhea or dysentery.

An ointment made by mixing the bark and honey applied over the affected area, can treat acne successfully.

Other disorder:
The juice of fresh leaves of the tree can be used beneficially in earache. Ashes of the bark are also prescribed in scorpion sting. The decoction of the herb is used as an astringent for cleaning sores, ulcer etc.

Other uses:
aphrodisiac: The powder of the bark is an effective sex stimulant, if taken with milk regularly over a period of times.

Ayurvedic Supplements that contains Ashwagandha :


Arjun Capsules

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