Friday, September 4, 2009

Terminalia arjuna

Botanical Name : Terminalia arjuna (Roxb) W&A
Family : Combreteaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Arjuna, Kukubha, Partha, Viravriksha, Nadisarja,

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Kashaya, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Arjun terminalia, White murda
Hindi : Arjuna, Kahu
Malayalam : Neermaruthu

PLANT  DESCRIPTION
Moderate sized deciduous tree grows up to 20 meters in height. It Shedds its skin in time to time and after shedding the wood is white. Leaves simple, subopposite oblong, crenulate and coriaceous. Flowers white, seen in panicles of spikes. Fruits ovoid of oblong, with 5-7 wings. Flowering season starts form April-May months.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, skin diseases, poison, fever, wound and promote the re-union of fractured bone.
Useful part : Bark

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