Coined as the “Guardian of the heart” and named after the famous hero of the epic saga of Mahabharata, Arjuna belongs to the Combretaceae family, with the Latin name Terminalia Arjuna. This reddish bark of the plant is highly valued for its medicinal properties. In India, Arjuna is one of the most sacred trees, where the leaves and flowers are offered to deities. Arjuna contains a host of bioactive compounds like cardenolide, tannins, flavonoids, triterpenoid saponins, ellagic acid, and gallic acid which provides amazing healthy properties.
Arjuna has bio-active constituents which are known to exhibit medicinal as well as physiological activities. It has a host of active chemical constituents like arjunic acid, arjunollic acid, arjunetin, arjunones, and other glycosides and tannins. It helps protect the DNA damage from toxins. The wonder herb is used for cardiac conditions and helps the cholesterol level. It helps control hypertension and reduces complications related to diabetes. Arjuna is also known to help accelerate clotting and thereby promotes quick healing of wounds.