The Arjuna tree is usually found growing on river banks or near dry river beds in south and central India. The outer bark is smooth and white-gray with a stunning reddish-pink color on the inside. The tree sheds its bark once a year like a snake’s skin that flakes off in large, thin, flat pieces.
This tree has a long history of use in the Ayurvedic tradition. It is said to have an affinity for the heart chakra. Traditionally prepared as a milk decoction, a water decoction would work beautifully as well. In Theravada Buddhism, the arjuna tree is said to have been used as the tree for achieved enlightenment, or Bodhi, by the Tenth Lord Buddha Anomadassi.
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