|Botanical Name|| Terminalia arjuna|
|Common Name|| Arjun Myrobalan|
|Part used|| Fruits, leaves and bark. |
|Medicinal Properties|| Fruits: deobstruent and tonic; Bark: astringent, antidysenteric, antipyretic, cardiotonic, lithotriptic, styptic and tonic.
|Medicinal Use|| It cures ulcer, relieves from fatigue and allays thirst. Leaves: juice used in earache, externally used as a cover on sores and ulcers; Fruits: used as tonic. Bark: useful in fractures, ulcers, urethrorrhea, leucorrhoea, diabetes, cardiopathy, anaemia, cirrhosis of the liver and hypertension. According to Ayurved, it also very useful in sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea.
|Chemistry||Arjunolic acid and its saponin, beta-sitosterol, ellagic acid. Fruits: arjunone and tannin; Leaves: Alicyclic and amino acids and polyols. Bark: arjunine, lactone, arjunetin, friedelin, arjunic acid, arjunglucosides I and II, large quantities of calcium salts and traces of aluminium and magnesium salts.
|Regional Habitat||Throughout Rajasthan, common on the banks of rivers and streams. Also planted for shade or ornament in avenues or parks.|
|Description||Evergreen large tree, grows up to 20-25 meters in height. It Shedds its skin in time to time. Bark is smooth and grey. Leaves: simple, subopposite, coriaceous, oblong or elliptic, hard, 10-20 cm long. Flowers: yellowish-white, borne in shortly panicled-spikes. Fruits: 2.5-5 cm long, obovoid-oblong, with 5-7 equal, hard, coriaceous, thick narrow wings. Flowers in March-June months and fruits in September-November.