Overview for Terminalia Arjuna: Arjuna: Cultivation, Processing, Utilizations and Applications
T. Arjuna is a widespread medicinal plant used in the pharmacological system of medicine to care for various degenerative diseases. T. Arjuna bark consists of many useful compounds, such as flavonoids, tannins, phenols, phytosterols, saponins and alkaloids. Its antioxidant activity is largely due to flavonoids. The antioxidant and anti-microbial properties of T. Arjuna are responsible on presence of large amount of flavonoid components. So the results further supported the view that the bark of T. Arjuna is promising source of natural useful therapeutic agents. The Arjun tree bark has anti-inflammatory properties which act anti-inflammatory agents. Studies have shown that Arjuna tree is effective in bringing down LDL cholesterol levels. Extracts from Arjun tree bark wre very effective on controlling diabetes, concluding Arjuna to be a potent diabetes reducing agent. The Arjuna tree bark can be very effective in the treatment of asthma. Fine powder of the dried bark must be taken with kheer or rice and milk pudding. The powdered dry bark of Arjun tree can be taken along with honey to restore strength to fractured bones. Arjun tea is a herbal, caffeine-free tea made from the bark of Arjuna tree. The tea is useful for almost every other health problem. Arjuna helps maintain a healthy heart and reduces the effects of stress and nervousness. It induces a drug-dependent decrease in blood pressure and heart rate. Arjuna can also relieve symptomatic complaints of essential hypertension such as giddiness, insomnia, lassitude, is also used in the making of the agriculture implements and weapons too.