Scientific name: Terminalia arjuna

Family name: Combretaceae


T. arjuna grows to about 20–25 metres tall; usually has a buttressed trunk, and forms a wide canopy at the crown, from which branches drop downwards. It has oblong, conical leaves which are green on the top and brown below; smooth, grey bark; it has pale yellow flowers which appear between March and June; its glabrous, 2.5 to 5 cm fibrous woody fruit, divided into five wings, appears between September and November.
The tree does not suffer from any major diseases or pests, but it is susceptible to Phyllactinia terminale and rot due to polystictus affinis.

Chemical constituents:
Arjuna bark contains various phytochemicals, including tannins, flavonoids, saponins, and triterpenoids.The primary active compounds are arjunolic acid and arjunic acid.

Rasa (Taste): Kashaya (Astringent) Tikta (Bitter
Guna (Quality): Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
Virya (Potency): Ushna (Hot)
Vipak : Katu (Pungent)

Heart Health:

  1. Arjuna is widely used to support heart health, including managing conditions like angina, hypertension, and high cholesterol.
    2.Hypertension: It helps regulate blood pressure.Cholesterol Management: Arjuna may reduce LDL cholesterol levels.
    3.Antioxidant Support: Its antioxidant properties protect cells from oxidative stress.
    4.Digestive Health: It can aid in digestion and relieve diarrhea.Wound Healing: The bark’s astringent properties can help in wound healing.
  2. Heart circulation:
    Arjuna strengthens and tones the circulatory system, rejuvenates the soft tissues, and promotes proper function of the heart muscle.
    6.flow of blood.
    Arjuna’s properties support the maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels already within the normal range, balanced blood pressure, and proper coagulation in the blood.
    7.Emotional wellness.
    Arjuna has also been traditionally used to support the emotional heart, promoting balance for those experiencing grief and sadness. It is said to give courage, strengthen the will, and fortify the heart to accomplish our goals.7 Furthermore, arjuna has been said to act energetically on the heart chakra, increasing prema bhakti (love and devotion).

Is Arjun safe:
Arjuna is generally considered safe when used responsibly and under appropriate guidance. However, it’s essential to prioritize safety and consult with a healthcare provider before incorporating it into your health regimen, especially if you have specific health concerns or are taking other medications.

Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) may have contraindications and should be used with caution or avoided in certain situations:Allergic Reaction,Low Blood Pressure, Surgery,Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.