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Arjuna is one of the sacred trees in India.

The Sanskrit Synonyms are: Arjuna, Viravriksha, Kukubha, Partha, Nadisarja.

The scientific name is Terminal Arjuna.

It belongs to the family of Cormbitacea.

The vernacular names of Arjuna tree are:

Hindi: Kahu, Arjuna

Malayalam: Karimaruthu, Thembava or Thenpavu Neermaruthu

Telegu: Thella Maddi, Nelamadu

Tamil: Marudha Maram

Kannada:  Kamarakshi

English: Black Murdah or Indian Laurel

Bengali: Piasal or Usan

Marathi: Madal, Sadada

Oriya: Kolashahajo, Pondosa- Hajo, Sahajo

Punjabi: Arjan

Gujarati: Sadri, Hadri, Sajadio

Description of the tree

The plant is native to India.

It is a medium to large deciduous tree which grows up to a height of 20- 30 mts.

It grows well in any type of soil.

The tree sheds its skin and its wood becomes wood after the shedding.

The bark is grey to black in colour with deep longitudinal fissures.

The tree has straight stems with spreading branches and forms a wide canopy at the crown from which the branches drop downwards.

The leaves are big, sub opposite, oblong and conical.

The leaves which appear smooth are green on top and brown below.

The flowers are seen in panicles of spikes and are greenish white or yellow in colour.

The flowering season is from April- May.

The Arjuna tree is mostly found on the river banks or near dry river beds in West Bengal, South and Central India.

The tree is propagated through seeds.

It takes 7-8 years for the tree to mature and be used for medicinal purposes.

Seeds are best sown in a polythene bag during June- July and then transferred to land for better germination.

The seedlings can be transplanted to land after a month.

Fruits have 5-7 wings and are ovoid (resembling the shape of an egg).

Puranic Reference

In Ramayana, there is a mention of Arjuna tree in Kishkinda Kanda – Sarga.

According to Bhagavata Purana, King Kubera, the god of wealth had two sons- Nalakubera and Manigriva.

The wealth and power had made Nalakubera and Manigriva impudent and disrespectful of other devas.

Once, when Sage Narada was passing by a river, he saw the two boys in an inebriated state, playing stark naked with the Gandharva girls in the river.

The boys being intoxicated and engrossed in their play with the Gandharva girls, ignored Sage Narada.

Sage Narada thus decided to teach the young boys a lesson.

The sage felt that poverty is the only punishment for people who are intoxicated by wealth and power.

So, he cursed the young boys to be Arjuna trees and said that they would get back their original form after 100 years with the touch of Lord Sri Krishna.

Thus due to the curse, the sons of Kubera became Arjuna trees. 

Years passed by and once Lord Krishna was fastened to a husking machine, when His attention was drawn to the Arjuna trees nearby.

He remembered the words of Sage Narada, and approached the trees along with the husking machine tied to Him.

Lord Krishna placed Himself between the two trees and uprooted both the trees.

When the trees fell down, the spirits of Nalakubera and Manigriva emerged out of the trees and prayed to Lord Krishna for having liberated them from the curse.

The liberation of the sons of Kubera from the Arjuna tree with the touch of Lord Krishna makes the Arjuna tree sacred.

Ayurvedic uses

It was Vagbhata during 7th Century CE who introduced the Arjuna tree to Ayurveda.

In the Ashtanga Hridayam, (eight sections of Ayurveda) Vagbhata recommends the use of Arjuna in the powder form for treating wounds, haemorrhages and ulcers.  

Bark leaves and fruits of the tree are used in medicinal preparation.

The fruits of the tree are used to treat Asthma, constipation and intestinal worms.

The tree is known for its efficacy in treating cardiac related problems.

The bark of the tree is said to possess antibacterial, anti fungal, anti- pyretic, astringent and antimutagenic properties.

It acts as a natural rejuvenator by replacing the dead or weak cells in the body with healthy and new cells.

Arjuna tree consists of active constituents such as tannins, triterpenoid saponins (arjunic acid, arjunolic acid, arjungenin, arjunglycosides), flavonoids (arjunone, arjunolone, luteolin), gallic acid, ellagic acid, oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), phytosterols, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and copper.

Ayurvedic properties of Arjuna tree are as follows

Rasa (Taste): Tikta,

(astringent) Kashaya (Bitter) Guna:

Rooksha, Laghu (Light) Virya (effect):

Cool It is used to balance all the three doshas:


Vata and Pitta.

Arjuna tree is used in the treatment of the following ailments/symptoms:

  1. Heart diseases: The extract of the juice from the bark is rich in Co-enzyme Q-10. It is the main enzyme to treat heart diseases. Regular intake of the extract of the bark strengthens the heart muscles, corrects erratic heartbeat, prevents or lowers the formation of blood clots, reduces blood pressure and cholesterol. It prevents the hardening of the blood vessels, thus preventing strokes and heart attack. The thick bark extract mixed with milk when taken in the morning on an empty stomach improves cardiac functioning. If fresh juice is not available, then 2 gms of dried powder of the bark along with milk has the same effect.
  2. Asthma: Regular intake of 1-2 grams of the Arjuna bark powder along with milk payasam or rice pudding is a permanent cure for Asthma.
  3. Skin Care: For the treatment of acne, or dark spots on the skin, a mixture of the bark powder along with honey is highly beneficial. The mixture not only removes acne, but also improves the complexion of the skin.
  4. Cough: A pinch of the bark powder mixed with ghee and honey is effective in treating cough. It can be used to treat tubular cough also.  A mixture of rice water, sugar, red sandalwood powder along with Arjuna powder helps in treating haemoptysis (act of coughing up blood or blood stained sputum). This mixture will heal the ulcer in the lungs, and also stop the infection from spreading.
  5. Palpitations: Raw bark of 10- 12 gms or 5-6 gms of dry bark mixed with 250 ml of milk and 500 ml of water should be boiled and reduced to 125 ml and consumed during the afternoon. This is an immediate cure for reducing palpitations. It is also effective in treating anxiety and stress.
  6. Sexual health: The bark powder mixed with milk is beneficial for improving sexual apathy. The decoction of the bark provides relief in Spermatorrhea.
  7. Ear pain: Two drops of the extract of the tender leaves of Arjuna tree are effective in relieving ear pain.
  8. Abscess: An extract of the leaves applied on abscess or a paste of the leaves applied on the wound hastens healing. Alternately, the bark powder could be made into a paste and applied on the wound.
  9. Improve digestion: For all intestinal problems, like indigestion, abdominal pain, constipation, consumption of a mixture of Arjuna powder mixed in water is effective.
  10. Chronic Dysentery: For blood in the stools, a concoction of the bark powder mixed in goat’s milk is effective.
  11. Fracture or sprain of bones: Eating 2-3 gms of the bark powder mixed with half a teaspoon of ghee and quarter cup of milk, relieves pain during fracture of bones. As the herb is a rich source of calcium, intake of the Arjuna bark powder strengthens the bones after fracture.
  12. Oral care:  A paste of the leaves applied on the gums strengthens the gums and stops bleeding of the gums.
  13.  The astringent property of the leaves provides relief from fever, bleeding piles, excessive bleeding bleeding during menstruation, leucorrhoea and bleeding wounds.
  14. Liver Tonic: The extract of the bark is used as a tonic to treat liver cirrhosis. Regular intake is said to improve the liver functioning.
  15. Urinary tract infection: A decoction of the Arjuna bark is used to treat burning sensation while passing urine, other urinary tract infection. It is also effective in treating urinary bladder and renal stones. It is used as a diuretic, thus used to treat oedema.
  16. Balances mood swings: The extract of the leaves is used to treat emotional imbalance.

Other usesThe leaves are fed on a moth- Antheraea Paphia which produces tassar silk used for commercial purposes.

The tree is also used as fuel.

A gel like fluid is obtained when the bark is cut.

The gel on drying turns to amber coloured gum from light –yellow colour.

The gum is used as a purgative and adhesive.

In Sidha form of medicine, the bark, leaves and gum are used to treat fever and earaches.


According to Vaasthu Shastra,

Arjuna is one of the trees among other plants like “Palas”, “Kanchana” Sleshmantaka and “Karanji that should not be planted within the limits of a house.

Why do we Chant Arjuna Phalguna on Thunder Storm 10 Names of

ArjunArjuna Phalguna: Thunderstorm occurs naturally; our ancestors say not to stay under a tree when there is a thunderstorm.

If we observe storms occur mostly over trees.

Also now a day we have learned that we should not be even below telephone poles or electric poles.

Scientists say that there may be a slight discharge of electricity from them which is not safe to humans.

Also many suggest that instead of standing on the ground sleeping is good, even if you are struck from storm sleeping position helps to lower the risk as storm energy is absorbed by earth (as earth acts as a neutral body)

From our childhood, whenever there is a thunderstorm our parents utter the word “Arjuna Phalguna”, there is a small story from Mahabharat epic behind uttering those words.

When Pandavas are returning from the forest, Arjuna brings Uttara to Sami tree for weapons.

In order to rescue cows stolen from Duryodhana and Karna, Arjuna says to bring down weapons from the tree.

During that period of time when son Uttara was afraid of the incident, Arjuna says his 10 names and clears his fear.

His 10 names are








Krishna (named by Pandavas),

Savyasachi and Dhanunjaya.

It is said if we utter any two names of Arjuna we will be freed from fear.

From the two words, Arjuna Phalguna became famous.

The Benefits of Arjuna

Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) is one of Ayurveda’s quintessential herbs for the heart.

Along with strengthening and toning the physical muscle of the heart, this rose-colored tree bark is also known to nourish and uplift the energetic and emotional aspects of the heart, bolstering an inner sense of courage, resiliency, and love.

Ayurveda teaches us that vibrant heart health is not only a matter of physiology, but depends just as much on the cultivation of mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Herbal allies can offer powerful support in all of these realms, and arjuna may just be the heart’s herbal hero.

Arjuna, the Ayurvedic most quintessential herb for a balanced, holistic, and fulfilling life!

Arjuna, or Terminalia arjuna in its botanical name, is the most well-known herb in use right now.

It has been used medicinally for thousands of years As the “father of medicine,” “Acharya Charaka” lists trees that are good for dental health and oral hygiene, and “Acharya Charaka” mentions “Arjuna.”

The Ayurvedic classics describe how Arjuna bark can be used to treat asthma, cough, ulcers, skin problems, fractures, and more with its cooling, astringent, cardio-tonic, Aphrodisiac, and other properties.

Arjuna: History And Facts

In ancient India, Arjuna was used as a remedy for heart disease.

References to this use can be found in texts dating back to 1500 BCE.

Later, in medieval times, arjuna became known as a treatment for venereal diseases such as syphilis and gonorrhea due to its ability to boost the immune system and fight off pathogens.

The modern era has seen new applications of arjuna bark.

Researchers have investigated its potential benefits for treating conditions including hypertension, angina pectoris, chronic kidney failure, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia.

Although more research is needed, these findings suggest that the active ingredients in arjuna may offer therapeutic options for managing common health issues.

Arjuna Tree and Properties

The arjuna, or Arjun, is a regal deciduous tree that, for centuries, has been prized for its wood and medicinal virtues.

It may grow to a height of 100 feet. Arjun is a huge, long-rooted, evergreen tree that loses its leaves in the winter.

The maximum height of this tree is between 70 and 85 feet.

It features smooth, grey bark, golden blooms, and conical, spiky leaves.

The fruit is glabrous, fibrous, woody, and only a few centimeters long; it has five hard wings and a number of curving veins.

The undersides of the leaves are a pale brown, while the tops are a drab green.

Arjuna flowers bloom throughout the months of March to June, while the fruit matures in the months of September and November.

Tannins, glycosides, flavonoids, etc. are only a few of the active components found in Arjuna, all of which contribute to the plant’s many beneficial effects.

While most Nighantus use Kakubha as a synonym for Arjuna, Eastside Writers sees them as two distinct substances.

In this post, we’ve focused on expanding your understanding of its many potential applications beyond only improving your heart health.

The many facets and benefits of this natural wonder are mostly unknown to humankind.

In addition to Arjuna, India is home to two other species of Terminalia trees: Terminalia chebula and Terminalia Billerica.

Small clusters of white or yellow flowers sit atop the cone-shaped leaves of this plant, which is native to the wet, swampy sub-Himalayan regions of India and Sri Lanka.

As the arjuna tree’s bark is highly reflective of light, the word “arjuna” can also be translated as “bright,” “white,” or “shining” in Sanskrit.

Most people want the red inner bark, which is revered as a heart tonic and is similar to hawthorn in European herbalism.

The mature trees are plucked annually for their thick, white to pinkish-gray outer bark.

Time for the tree to heal and renew its bark is essential for harvesting in a sustainable manner.

Arjuna — The Hindu Mythological Name

The Arjuna tree has long been associated with the hero Arjuna from the epic Mahābhārata in Hindu mythology.

The name “Arjuna” is widely recognized as that of the main protagonist of Hindu mythology’s Mahabharata.

In honor of the mythological figure who gave courage, bravery, and protection to his family in battle, the arjuna tree has traditionally been known as the “heart tree.”

This name dates back hundreds of years.

According to legend, Arjuna achieved great feats using the divine weapons he obtained by pleasing Shiva and Parvati, his gods.

When Arjuna performed severe penance at the source of the Ganges river, he received Pashupatastra from Lord Shiva—tthe weapon from which there is no escape in battle. So devout was Arjuna towards his gods that they showered him with boons.

He attained Indrasena, the chariot of the king of heaven;

Varunastra, the power over water and rainfall;

Vaishnavasta, the spear of Vishnu himself;

Brahmadand, the staff that created all things,

destroyed them too;


the mace of the powerful demon form of the goddess Durga;

Parashu, the axe of Bhima, who fought many battles against kings and demons; and finally Koumodaki, Vishnu’s discus weapon.

As he emerged victorious in every war,

Arjuna established an unprecedented reputation throughout the land for his invincibility in battle.

After gaining sovereignty over the whole earth in his one life of Dwapara Yuga by the order of Krishna, King Jarasandha had built a towering flagstaff, casting aside all other royal ensigns of conquered kingdoms.

He then declared to his vassals that whosoever broke the standard would become king of all the world after the death of himself and his son Sahadeva, and he furthermore proclaimed throughout the entire land that he alone could accomplish this deed.

All were afraid to face the fearsome Jarasandha.

But Arjuna stepped forward without hesitation and fulfilled the prophecy, becoming King of Kings, Lord Paramount, even though he did not wish to accept the title.

It is believed that the hero underwent a test from the gods in which he fired a flowering branch of the Arjuna tree into the sky to create the cosmic wheel, Sudarsana Chakra.

Even today, the Arjuna tree represents the ideal archer and symbolizes achievement through devotion to higher powers.

Thus, the name Arjun

Some Interesting Facts About Arjuna

In India, The Arjuna tree is considered to be one of the most devout and holy trees.

During religious ceremonies, the petals and leaves of this tree’s blooms and leaves are utilized as offerings to Ganesh and Lord Vishnu.

This herb has been employed in Ayurvedic preparations since ancient times due to the many different medicinal characteristics it possesses.

Arjuna is a well-known tonic for the heart and circulatory system.

It does its work on the heart and the structures linked with it, such as the blood veins that branch out from the heart, and it helps these organs and tissues perform more efficiently and in concert with one another.

Because, as is common knowledge, stress has established itself as such an unwelcome fixture in our lives in this day and age, it is next to impossible to purge our bodies of its effects.

In fact, the majority of us have figured out how to live with it.

In the fight against cardiac diseases that stress might cause, Arjuna’s special effect on the heart is advantageous.

Additionally, it has a very beneficial influence on the insulin hormone, which is helpful to diabetic individuals.

Arjuna Tree

The Arjuna tree is a large sized deciduous plant which improves the function of the cardiac muscles.

Belonging to the genus Terminalia of the family Combretaceae, the Arjuna tree is native to Indian soil and is seen all around the sub-Himalayan tracts, the Deccan regions, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

The Arjuna tree grows predominantly beside water channels or marshy belts.

History of Arjuna Tree

This tree has been named Nadisarjja in early Sanskrit dissertations, where its bark has been delineated as a cardiac tonic.

Vagbhatta, a distinguished physician of historic India, was the first to recommend the bark of the Arjuna tree for heart disorders.

Later, Chakradatta, another celebrated Indian physician, delineated it as a tonic and an astringent and also used it in heart syndromes.

He prescribed its use both as a decoction with milk and treacle water or syrup and as a ghrita, which is a preparation with ghee or clarified butter.

Description of Arjuna Tree

The Arjuna tree is a large sized deciduous tree with a height reaching up to 60 to 85 feet.

It is an evergreen tree with yellow flowersand conical leaves.

The Arjuna tree has a smooth grey bark which has various medicinal uses.

The fruit of the tree is 2.5 -3.5 cm long, fibrous woody, glabrous with five hard wings, and striated with numerous curved veins.

It has a buttressed trunk and a vast spreading crown from which the branches drop downwards. Its leaves are a combination of dull green and pale brown.

The flowers of the Arjuna tree blossoms between the months of March to June and bears fruits between the months of September and November.

Importance of Arjuna Tree

Arjuna tree with all-pervasive powers cures and heals bruises, skin troubles and even acts as stimuli.

The bark of Arjuna tree provides cardiac stimulus and has cooling and strengthening effects.

It is constructive in holding back secretion or haemorrhage. It helps in mitigating feverish symptoms.

Arjuna is also helpful in removing calculi or stones formed inside the urinary system, in encouraging flow of bile and in the convalescence of wounds.

The bark and preparations made from the Arjuna tree are believed to have a remarkable stimulating effect on the heart.

The practitioners of Indian system of medicine use them in conditions of cardiac arrest and dropsy.

Some practitioners of modern medicine believe in its stimulating action upon the heart and use it as a cardiac invigorator.

As a cardiac stimulant, either a decoction of the bulky portion of the bark mixed with milk should be consumed every morning in an empty stomach or its powder- in 0.75 to 2 grams doses, should be used with milk and jaggery.

Ayurvedic Uses: The bark of the Arjuna tree is regarded helpful in the treatment of asthma.

According to this system, a fine powder of the bark is prepared and preserved in a well-corked bottle.

A patient suffering from asthma should fast on the day of full moon.

A dish of condensed milk and rice or kheer should be cooked and placed under moonlight the whole night.

During the wee hours of morning, 12 grams of the powdered bark should be dispersed over the kheer and taken by the patient to his satiation.

The patient must not go to sleep for at least 12 hours after intake.

This is known to provide comfort.

The bark of Arjuna tree also helps the bones to retrieve their potency after a fracture. The powder of the bark can also be had with honey.

A decoction of the bark taken in doses of 15 to 30 grams may alleviate patients of diarrhoea or dysentery.

An ointment prepared by blending the bark and honey applied over the sore area, can heal acne fruitfully.

The juice of fresh leaves of Arjuna tree can be used helpfully in earache.

Ashes of the bark are also recommended in scorpion stings.

The decoction of the herb is used as an astringent for cleansing sores, ulcers and syphilitic infections.

The bark of the Arjuna tree contains extraordinarily huge quantities of calcium, modest amounts of aluminium and magnesium and tannins -an astringent used in developing leather and manufacturing ink.

It also possesses a crystalline compound arjunine, as well as lactone, arjunetin, volatile oil, sugars and colouring stuff.

It is said that Arjuna is one of those species whose leaves are fed on by the Antheraea paphia moth which produces the tussar silk, which is of great commercial importance.

Botanical Name: Terminalia arjuna (Roxb.)W. & A.

Family:  Combretaceae

Introduction: Arjuna is an hridya or cardio tonic drug.

Two kinds of Arjuna are described in vedic  Lohita Tüla and Babhru Tüla.

Hindu mythology documented that these two plants have their origin while lord Indra killed a gaint Vrtra.

The blood (Rakta) and Lasikã of Vrtra have attained the form of Lohita küla and Babhru küla respectively.

More than,  Charaka and susrutha, vagbatha popularize the usage of arjuna as a cardiac tonic.

It is effective on heart, blood vessels and rakta dhatu.

It provides nourishment to  the heart.

It increases relaxation period of the heart and acts as a cardiac tonic.

It increases the force of contraction of heart and regulates its rhythm.

It is a cardiac stimulant. Arjunãrista, Arjuna ghrta, Pãrthãdyarista.

Names in different Indian languages :

English : Arjun

Hindi : Arjun,kahu,kahua

Kannada : Maddi,vaidairya

Malayalam : Nirmaruthu, venmaruthu, attumaruthu, maruthu, pulamatti

Sanskrit : Arjunah, kakubhah

Tamil : Marudam,attumaruttu,nirmaruttu,vellaimaruttu

Telugu : errramaddi

Unani : arjuna

Synonyms : Dhananjaya, Kaakubha, Kakubha, Aartagala, Indravriksha, Paartha, Virataru, Viravriksha

Classification according to Charaka, Susrutha & Vagbhata :

Charaka : Udardapraamana, Kasãya skandha

Susrutha : Nyagrodhãdi, Salasarãdi

Vagbhata : Viratarvãdi, Nyagrodhãdi gana, Asanadi gana

Varieties & adulterants – (CV – controversy, AD – adulterants)  :

1. T. arjuna – White

2. T. alata – black

3. T. tomentosa

4. Soma [AD] – in ritual purpose

5. T.catappa  [CV]

Morphology :

A large tree, 20-25 m high, trunk often buttresed, smooth grey bark.

Leaves— simple, subopposite, hard, coriaceous, oblong or elliptic, 10-20 cm long.

Flowers— yellowish-white, borne in shortly panicled-spikes.

Fruits— 2.5-5 cm long, obovoid-oblong, with 5-7 equal, hard, coriaceous, thick narrow wings.

Flowers in March-June and fruits occur in September-November.

Distribution & Habitat : All over India

Chemical constituents :

Arjunolic acid, terminic acid, arjunetin, arjunosides I–IV, antioxidants—flavones,tannins, oligomeric proanthocyanidins

Properties :

Rasa : Kasäya

Guna : Rüksa, Laghu

Virya : sita

Vipaka :  Katu

Karma : Cardio tonic, expectorant , antidysenteric,

Indication :

Bhagna, Sadya Vrana, Prameha, Medoroga, Hrdroga, Kasya, Trsnã, bhasmaroga, raktha dosha, pandu,skin diseases, herpes, leucoderma, ulcer, leucorrhoea, asthma, tumour, cirrhosis, hypertension

Part used :


Dosage :

Powder 2-4 g

Decoction 50-100 ml

External uses :

It helps in wound healing and joining by astringent property It is haemostatic The bark paste is locally applied on wounds, ulcer and specially used in promoting the union of fractures.

Internal uses :

Digestive system: it has astringent property, reduces motility. Being haemostatic it controls bleeding in dysentery and haemorrhoids.

Circulatory system : It is a cardiac tonic.

It gives strength to the cardiac muscles and improves cardiac function and rhythm.

It reduces cardiac rate, It increases the peripheral resistance by constricting capillaries which leads to rise in blood pressure. Arjuna enhances blood quality and also acts as haemostatic.

By virtue of its capillary constricting activity, it prevents accumulation of fluid and thereby reduces oedema.

The decoction of bark in milk is effective in this condition.

It helps in cardiomegaly. Healing caucuses in ulcerated, contused wounds and fractures are greatly enhanced by systemic administration of arjuna.

Respiratory system : Its astringent property is useful in purulent and tuberculous cough and in haemoptysis. It reduces heartburn and cough. Powdered arjuna bark soaked in leaf juice of Adhatoda vasika mixed with honey, sugar- candy and cow’s ghee reduces tuberculous cough.

Urinary system : By its astringent property it is effective in diabetes and gonorrhoea, by reducing urinary discharges and relieving burning and pain during micturation.

Reproductive system : It prevents early ejaculation of semen. The decoction of aijuna bark and white sandalwood is effective in spermatorrhoea. Aijuna is also useful in menorrhagia and leucorrhoea.

Skin : It is used in skin diseases. Externally its paste is applied over eyelids in conjunctivitis.

Temperature: It is febrifuge. In chronic fever it not only helps as antipyretic but also acts as general tonic.

Satmikaran : It is astringent and possesses wound healing, hypolipidemic and cardiotonic effects. Arjuna is the drug of choice in cardiac debility.

Processing: Use of its bark as a decoction with milk (ksheerapak) is more effective. Besides, it can be used in the form of juice, decoction in water, powder or as a ghrita. Use of ksheerapak has a dual advantage of. reducing dryness inducing property of Arjuna and also kapha aggravating property of milk.

Blood vessels : It contracts  capillaries. it corrects low blood pressure and tones up the capillaries.

Rakta dhatu : Makes blood components more balanced and increases coagulating property of blood.

Important Yogas  or  Formulations:

 Kakubhadi churna, parthadyarishta (Arjuriarishta), Arjunaghrita, Pushyarsuga churna, Ashwagandharishta, Arvirsdasava, Devadarvyarishta.

Therapeutic Uses :

 (1) Sukrameha— Decoction of Arjuna and Candana is beneficial (S.S.Ci. II)

(2) Puyameha— Decoction of Dhava and Arjuna is beneficial (H.S. 3/28/7).

(3) Kustha— Khadira, Aragvadha and Arjuna are used for Pana & Abhyanga (C.S.Ci. 7).

(4) Hrdroga— Godhüma and Arjuna bark processed in oil, ghee and jaggery is given orally with milk (G.N.).

Arjuna (अर्जुन): Top 5 Benefits, Tips & Dosage

The Arjuna herb has a reputation for providing a multitude of skincare and health benefits.

Mainly the benefitsincludes offering therapeutic relief to the skin.

It is famous for its cardioprotective role.

It is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and even anti-carcinogenic and keeps the body healthy.

The Arjuna herb, dubbed the “herbal hero” of the heart, protects the heart from countless ailments.

As of the quintessential herbs for the heart, it tones and strengthens the cardiovascular muscles.

The bark of the Arjuna plant, which is of rose colour, offers nourishment to the heart muscles.

It helps to uplift the emotional and energetic aspect of the heart muscles and instils a feeling of courage in you.

Arjunaalso covers the aspect of vibrant heart health and improve the physiological health of the individual.

It helps in the positive cultivation of emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

As a potent herbal ally, the Arjuna plant supports the heart.

List of Arjuna Benefits

Arjuna boasts the enrichment of various minerals which are good for the heart.

The tannins and flavonoids of the Arjuna plant maintain the heart’s health.

The protective benefits of the plant ensure safety and good heart health.

It allows the heart to maintain regular blood flow and pressure.

It also ensures that no oxidant induces stress, and it lowers the blood pressure

1. A Potent Antioxidant

Arjuna tablets uses the powerful antioxidant properties of Terminalia arjuna bark—an essential Ayurvedic herb that’s been used for centuries to improve physical and mental health. 

The other properties of the antioxidants include ellagic acid, gallic acid, and oligomeric proanthocyanins.

Gallic acid prevents the growth of free radicals, which can lead to the growth of cancerous cells if they go out of control.

The Arjuna herb and the ellagic acid component combat the oxidative stress on the skin.

Oxidative stress can cause the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles and age one faster.

Therefore, the Arjuna herb can combat oxidative stress and restore youth and vital energy.

The Arjuna bark neutralises the free radicals which harm the heart.

It can cause stress to the cardiovascular muscles.

Too much stress can put the person at risk of a heart attack.

Consuming arjuna daily reduces such risks.

Finally, you should learn to use arjuna powderas it promotes heart functioning.

It does so by regulating blood cholesterol and blood pressure.

Arjunarishta, the main component of the Arjuna herb, helps relieve angina pain and can treat coronary heart disease and even heart failure.

2. Treats Cancer

The Arjun herb has a few anti-cancer properties as well.

The herb is a potent anti-cancer remedy that can reduce the risk of developing cancer.

The herb contains ethanolic, acetone, and other biotic compounds which help treat cancer.

The cardioprotective function of the herb keeps the blood pressure in check.

It controls the growth of the tumour and is also efficacious in killing cancer cells.

This phenomenon requires more research as the Arjuna ayurvedic herb holds great potential in cancer treatment.

The bark of the plant controls the formation of a tumour.

The astringent and cardiogenic properties keep the cancerous cells at bay.

Even if there is a development of such cells, the anti-cancerous properties of the plant will eliminate such cells and free radicals to keep the body healthy.

3. Heals Inflammation

Cancer and free radicals can cause pain and swelling in parts of the body.

The pain leads to inflammation that does not reduce with regular treatments.

Inflammation can also occur due to a host of antioxidants in the body that disrupts the oxidant balance.

The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of the Arjuna ayurvedic medicine protect the body from damage by pollutants and free radicals.

It is a powerful herb that slows down ageing by eliminating oxidative stress.

Additionally, the Arjuna herb is potent in reducing chronic inflammation and helps improve your overall health.

The phytochemicals in plants, like glycosides, phenolic acids, flavonoids, and more, possess antioxidant properties.

They scavenge and eliminate free radicals.

Getting the most out of Arjuna benefits through the Arjuna tea helps in easy absorption. It improves metabolism and reduces body water retention and severe diarrhoea symptoms.

It heals the inflammation in the intestines.

The Arjuna herb can also treat UTI or Urinary Tract Infection, owing to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

4. Prevent Heart Diseases

Arjuna serves as a cardiotonic that strengthens the heart muscles; therefore, it may help manage cardiac ailments.

The cardiac muscles and blood vessels remain protected from free radical damage by several ingredients, including tannins and glycosides found in arjuna bark.

In order to increase blood flow, Arjuna also aids in dilating blood vessels and removing plaque.

As a result, it works well in treating cardiac issues like excessive blood pressure, palpitations, and a fast heartbeat.

5. Gut Health

Arjuna helps to build and preserve the integrity of the gastric mucosa, which assists the sensitive gastrointestinal system (the lining of the stomach).

This is significant because it protects against acid reflux, which may cause heartburn, and explains why Arjuna bark is used as an antacid and digestive tonic in many traditional societies.

This adaptable plant also contains potent anti-bacterial properties that make it particularly useful against the well-known bacterium known as Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori), which may reside in the digestive system and cause ulcers, gastritis, and other stomach diseases.

How to Take Arjuna Supplements?

If the heart-nourishing power and several benefits of arjuna are enticing you, perhaps it’s time to incorporate it into your lifestyle.

You can take this herb in various ways.

Know the purpose and correct dosage to decide the best way to use this ayurvedic herb.

Moreover, if you want to treat a complicated health condition, make sure to consult a professional ayurvedic practitioner for individualised and specific guidance.

Arjuna can be taken on its own if you prefer to use it as a single herb only.

The best and most traditional method of using arjuna is in its powder form.

You can mix it in warm water and drink it as tea and reap the Arjuna powder benefits.

For a more convenient and fast option, some people even consume its leaf extract.

In supplemental form, arjuna is available as capsules, syrup, and juice.

The Arjuna tablets benefits are innumerable too.

When used topically, Arjuna is a great ingredient for its soothing properties.

When used as herbal balms and oils, you can experience the comforting benefits.

In most cases, taking arjuna is considered safe, making it a great wellness supplement for many.

With that being said, it is also necessary for you to take this herb cautiously, as it could have certain side effects if taken in the wrong dosage or way.

Some side effects may include body aches, headaches, constipation, nausea, etc.

Due to the lack of research on its safety, it is also not advised for use by pregnant or nursing women.

Due to the natural fermentation it goes through; it also includes some alcohol.

Also, there is little evidence on how it can interact with other drugs or supplements.

For these reasons, especially if you’re on any drugs, it’s crucial to see your doctor before using this or any other herbal product.

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Arjuna has found its usage in Ayurveda to harmonise the body’s pitta, kapha, and vata energies.

It has long been the go-to treatment for conditions including stings, liver issues, and asthma.

The bark has been utilised mostly, nevertheless, to keep the heart healthy. 

Arjuna ayurvedic herb is high in antioxidants are excellent for preventing the development of free radicals.

This guarantees a fit and healthy physique right down to the molecular level.

Using this super herb daily in its purest form promotes a long-term healthy heart.

You can begin utilising Zandu Arjuna, Ayurveda Pure Herbs, to assist you in taking care of your everyday health requirements.

 It gives the same organic qualities as Arjuna in a practical, simple-to-consume capsule.

Try Zandu Arjuna for natural ways to keep your heart and body in good shape.

The 100% pure extracts of Terminalia Arjuna, which is well renowned for supporting cardiac functions, are included in the formulation of the Zandu Arjuna pure herbal supplement.

Arjuna possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant effects. Frequent usage promotes heart health while assisting in alleviating lipid and urinary issues.

Arjuna helps the heart operate properly by toning and strengthening the cardiac muscles.

The bottom line

Arjuna ayurveda medication is an Ayurvedic mixture that was originally used to treat cardiac diseases.

Studies on each of its constituents indicate that it is strong in antioxidants and may promote heart health, enhance blood sugar control, and provide other possible advantages, despite the lack of data on its impact on human health.

Children, pregnant women, or nursing women should not take it since there hasn’t been enough study done on its safety.

A small amount of alcohol is also present in it due to the continuous fermentation process it goes through.

Before adding Arjuna ayurveda to your diet, like with any dietary supplement, you should always talk to your doctor.

Arjun Tree

Kingdom :      Plantae

Division         Magnoliophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order :            Myrtales

Family :          Combretaceae

Genus :          Terminalia

Species:         T. arjuna

Zoological name :    Terminalia arjuna

Found In :      Bandhavgarh National Park, Pench Tiger Reserve and Kanha National Park

Other names : Arjuna, Koha, Kahu, Arjan, White Marudah, White Murdh, Arjuna Myrobalan, Orjun, Yerra maddi, Sadada, Sadaru and many more.

Description : Arjuna is the large size deciduous tree.

The height of the Arjuna tree reaches upto 60 -85 feet.

It is the evergreen tree with the yellow flowers and conical leaves.

It has a smooth gray bark. Fruit is 2.5 -3.5 cm long, fibrous woody, glabrous with 5 hard wings, striated with numerous curved veins.

It has a buttressed trunk and a vast spreading crown from which the branches drop downwards.

Its leaves are dull green above and pale brown beneath.

Arjuna flowers between March to June and fruits between September to November.

Other Species : Terminalia chebula, T. bellrica and T. ciliata are the other species of Arjun tree found in India.

Location : Terminalia Arjuna is common throughout India especially in the sub Himalayan tracts and Eastern India.

They are widely grown in Bandhavgarh National Park, Pench Tiger Reserve and Kanha National Park in India.

It is mainly grown on the banks of the rivers and streams.

Cultivation methods :Its fruit is dried in the sunlight and than stored up to 6 -12 months.

Seeds are pretreated by soaking in the water for 48 hours before sowing in beds.

8 – 9 months seedlings are better to transplant in the field.

Medicinal uses : The Bark of the Arjuna tree contains calcium salts, magnesium salts, and glucosides has been used in traditional Ayurvedic herbalism Juice of its leaf is used to cure dysentry and earache.

Arjuna helps in maintaining the cholesterol level at the normal rate, as it contains the antioxidant properties similar to the Vitamin E.

It strengths the heart muscles and maintains the heart functioning properly.

It also improves functioning of cardiac muscle.

Arjuna is used for the treatment of coronary artery disease, heart failure, edema, angina and hypercholesterolemia.

Its bark power possesses diuretic, prostaglandin enhancing and coronary risk factor modulating properties.

It is also considered as beneficial in the treatment of Asthma.

Other uses : Its wood is used in boat and house building as it is very hard.

Its wood is also used in the making of the agricultural implements and weapons too.

It is grown in the cities and towns for the purpose of shade.

Cultural Importance :Arjuna is one of the sacred tree of India.

It has acquired the social and religious sanctity with the passage of time.

It is said that Arjuna has been born of the two sons of Kubair after saint Narada cursed him.

The leaves and flowers of this tree are offered to the Lord Vishnu and Lord Ganpati on the several religious occasions.

It has been used in Ayurvedic formation since ancient times.