Sanskrit name: Arjuna, Kakubha, Kahu
Botanical name: Terminalia arjuna
Habitat It grows near the river banks or dry river beds in India.
- Rasa (taste): Astringent
- Virya (action): Cooling
- Vipaka (post-igestive effects): Pungent
- Doshas (constitution): Balances kapha and pitta, increases vata
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.