Family Name: Combretaceae
Botanical Name(s): Terminalia Arjuna, Pentaptera Glabra,
Popular Name(s): Arjun, Arjuna, Arjuna Myrobalan, Arjuna-Sadra,
Attumarutu, Billimatti, Holematti, Kahu, Kukubha.
Parts Used: Bark
Habitat: It grows in most parts of India and is also planted in
many parts for shade and ornament.
Description: Terminalia arjuna is a deciduous tree found
throughout India growing to a height of 60-90 feet. The thick,
white-to-pinkish-gray bark has been used in India's native Ayurvedic
Uses: The bark is used in certain herbal combinations as a
powerful, soothing tonic for the heart. It is good for both the physical
heart as a muscle, as well as for the emotions associated with the
heart. Arjuna is used for loneliness, sadness and frustration. It
strengthens the emotions to decrease excessive response to stress and
trauma. It helps strengthen the body's natural rejuvenative processes,
hastening the replacement of dead or weak cells with fresh, vital ones.
In proper combinations, Arjuna helps stabilize an erratic heartbeat.