Arjuna is the large size deciduous tree. The height of the Arjuna tree reaches upto 60 -85 feet. It is the evergreen tree with the yellow flowers and conical leaves. It has a smooth gray bark. Fruit is 2.5 -3.5 cm long, fibrous woody, glabrous with 5 hard wings, striated with numerous curved veins.
|OTHER NAME||:||Arjun Tree|
|BOTANICAL NAME||:||Terminalia arjuna|
Arjuna Main Constituents are Triterpenoids, β-sitosterol, flavonoids, and glycosides.
Its well Known for Cardioprotective action.
Arjuna used in the Indian subcontinent for anginal pain, hypertension, congestive heart failure, and dyslipidemia, based on the observations of ancient physicians for centuries.
The arjuna is one of the species whose leaves are fed on by the Antheraea paphia moth which produces the tassar silk, a wild silk of commercial importance.