Latin Name

Terminalia arjuna

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Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

Due to its astringent nature it has Blood clotting properties. It contracts small blood vessels so is used in the treatment of conditions such as haemoptysis , bloody diarrhoea, bleeding piles. It has nourishing effect on heart muscles, due to astringent nature it is effective in conditions producing tachycardia ( excessive beating of heart ). It is commonly used as Cardiac Tonic. It has curetting action on fat so used in treatment of obesity. It has healing properties hence used to promote healing in case of fractures, chronic ulcers. It is used in gynecological problems such as vaginal discharge.

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