Arjun, Arjuna, terminalia arjuna

Arjun or Arjuna (terminalia arjuna, family: combretaceae) is a medium-sized semi-deciduous tree, of about 20-25 m height, with many branches. The tree is native to Bangladesh as well as Indian subcontinent.


Common names: Arjuna, Arjun tree.

                                      

 Propagation is caused by seeds. 


Flowers, on spike inflorescence, are small and whitish yellow. They bloom in the months of April and May.



Bark is thick, whitish grey, smooth and loose. Leaves are simple, green, elliptical, 8-11 cm long and 4-6 cm wide, without petiole, alternate.



Its fruit becomes 2.5-3.5 cm long. Its bark extract is used for cardiac diseases, as it contains tannin. Leaves are used for urinary disease, wound, dysentery, fever and pain.