Terminalia arjuna, commonly known as arjuna, are tall, dense trees with long, conical leaves and white flowers. The bark flakes off itself during the months of April and May. This bark extraction has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 1200 years, it is recognized as an ancient cardiovascular medicine. The stem bark’s major plant chemical constituents are tannins, glycosides, flavonoids, triterpenoids and trace minerals. Various extracts of arjuna stem bark have been shown to be beneficial in therapeutic uses. Arjuna stem bark has been clinically trialed as a potential cardioprotective substance. This plant contains diuretic properties and has minerals such as calcium and this has been shown to contribute to increasing the force of the cardiac muscle to increase and improve blood flow.
- Country of origin: India
- Part used: White bark
- Solvent for extraction: Ethanol extract ratio 8:1
- Brown powder with a characteristic odor and astringent taste