Arjun Tree

Arjun Tree

Sanskrit name: Arjuna, Kakubha, Kahu
Botanical name: Terminalia arjuna
Habitat It grows near the river banks or dry river beds in India.

 

 

 

Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): Astringent
  • Virya (action): Cooling
  • Vipaka (post-igestive effects): Pungent
  • Doshas (constitution): Balances kapha and pitta, increases vata

General information
The bark of the Arjun tree has been used by Ayurveda practitioners to prepare Ayurvedic medicines. Ayurveda recommends Arjuna as a cardiac tonic and even modern studies revealed that it helps in improving blood circulation. It also helps in treating kidney disorders.

 

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