Botanical Name: Arjuna Terminalia
- English: Arjuna
- Ayurvedic: Kakubha, Svetavaha
- Unani: Arjun
- Also, known as: Marudam, Viravriksha, Kakubha, Arjun, Sajada, Maddi, Arjon, Sadada, Sadad, Aartagala, Dhananjaya, Paartha, Kaakubha, Indravriksha, Torematti, Nirmasuthu, Kudare, kivimase, Neermatti, Matti, Mattimora, Vellamaruthi, Marudam, Bilimatti, Mathichakke, Kumbuk, Neer Maruthu, Marudha maram, Thella maddi.
Harvested: Wild and cultivated
Parts Used: Bark
Arjuna is a very common plant in the tropical regions of the world, mainly India. It can reach up to the height of 20-25 meters. Arjun is large sized deciduous evergreen tree with very strong and long roots.Leaves are conical, dull green above and pale brown beneath, with yellow flowers and grey colored smooth bark. It has glabrous, fibrous woody, 2-4 cm long fruit with five hard wings and number of curved veins.
Â It is one of the few herbal medicines that has been recognized by all medical fields be it modern medicines, Ayurveda, homeopathy or functional medicine.
The reddish bark of the plant is the main useful part but, other parts of this majestic tree are also used for treatment.
Arjuna is very well known and recognized by Ayurveda from ancient times and now a days accepted and popular worldwide.
How to use:
Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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