Arjuna (Kahu) or Terminalia Arjuna is known to be a dense tree with 28 meters of height. It has cone shaped long and round leaves and white bark with milky juice in it. It is highly used as a medicinal across the globe.
It is an ancient tree which is also known as Nadisarjja in Sanskrit Vedas. Its bark proves to be a cardiac tonic for all those patients suffering from heart diseases. For curing numerous heart diseases it is advised that its decoction should be prepared with milk and water or simply with ghee or butter and consumed over a period of time to have beneficial results.
The bark of this tree is usually found enriched with calcium, magnesium, aluminium and tannins. This also has some crystalline compounds such as lactone, arjunetin, arjunine, sugars and essential oils. It is beneficial in removing stones or calculi from the urinary systems, helps in relieving fever, arrests bleeding or secretion and heals wound, etc.
This medicinal herb is useful in curing numerous health diseases like:
Heart Diseases: This herb being a great stimulant is really useful in treating ailments like dropsy and cardiac failure. It is advised that the decoction made using the bark of this tree using milk and water should be taken everyday empty stomach in the morning or the powdered bark in 3 Gms quantity mixed with jaggery and milk should be consumed to have beneficial results.
Asthma: It is considered to be a great Ayurvedic medicine for treating problems related to asthma. To cure this ailment perfectly well you need to go through one system and that is:
You need to make a fine powder of the bark and store it in the well-corked bottle. Then on the full moon day you need to keep the fast for whole day and prepare a kheer using rice and condensed milk. Later on you have to keep this dish under the moonlight for whole night. Then this powered bark mixture should be sprinkled over the kheer during the early hours of the next day and consumed right away. Make a note that you should not go to sleep for next 12 hours after consuming this dish to have effective results.
Fractures: To treat various problems related to bone fractures it is advised that the one teaspoon of powdered bark should be consumed with honey for strengthening of the bones.
Diarrohea: For curing diarrohea it is advised that the decoction prepared with this bark should be consumed in 30 Gms quantity 3 to 4 times a day to have beneficial results.
Acne: The bark of the tree proved as an effective remedy for acne. It is advised that the powered bark mixed with honey should be applied over the affected area to have beneficial results.
Apart from this, the juice of fresh leaves of Arjuna tree can be used for treating earache. The ash of the bark can be useful in treating the scorpion sting. Furthermore, its decoction can be also used for cleaning problems like ulcers, syphilitic sores, etc.