ABOUT US ABOUT AYURVEDA PRODUCTS OUR OUTLETS BUSINESS ENQUIRY FEEDBACK CERTIFICATION CONTACT US FAQ
You do not have flash player installed. Click Here to install latest Flash Player.
Raw Herbs
 
Aromatic Pillows
Herbal Extracts
Ayurvedic Products
Single Herb Capsules
Essential Oils
Raw Herbs
 
 
 

Terminalia arjuna

back  |  home
Latin Names English Names Sanskrit Names Hindi Names

Terminalia arjuna
(Roxb.) Wight & Arn. (Combretaceae)

Arjuna

Arjuna, Kakubha

Arjun, Kahu

 

Terminalia ArjunaHistory
Physicians in ancient India carried the impression that the bark had some special virtue in promoting the union of fractures and the dispersion of ecchymosis when given internally.

Habitat
It grows in most parts of India and is also planted in many parts for shade and ornament.

Morphology Description (Habit)

T.arjuna is a large, evergreen tree, with a spreading crown and drooping branches. The stems are buttressed and often fluted; the bark is very thick, grey or pinkish green, smooth, exfoliating in large, thin, irregular sheets; the leaves are sub-opposite, oblong or elliptic, coriaceous, cordate; the flowers, in panicled spikes; the fruits are nearly glabrous, ovoid or ovoid-oblong, with 5-7 hard, winged angles.

Principal Constituents
-sitosterol, ellagic acid, and arjunic acid.

Indications
The bark is useful as an anti-ischemic and cardioprotective agent in hypertension and ischemic heart diseases, especially in disturbed cardiac rhythm, angina or myocardial infarction. The bark powder possesses diuretic, prostaglandin enhancing and coronary risk factor modulating properties. It apparently has a diuretic and a general tonic effect in cases of cirrhosis of the liver.

 
 
designed by: cross section   
La-Medicca : Herbs From India