Globally the species is found to be distributed in India and SriLanka. Within India it is found in the Sub-Himalayan tracts, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and peninsular India. This species has restricted global distribution occuring only in India and Sri Lanka. Within India, it is sub-Himalayan tracts, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Peninsular India.
The bark of Arjuna is used in the form of powder and decoction to treat heart diseases, consumption, spermaturea, skin diseases, fracture, intrinsic haemorrhage, wound, piles, skin diseases, and diarrhoea. Heart disease One who takes powder of wheat and arjuna bark cooked with oil, ghee and jaggery with milk overcomes all the cardiac disorders (GN.2.26.21) Cough , Consumption Arjuna bark, nagabala (Sida Sida cordata) and kapikachu ( Mucuna pruriens ) seeds are powdered together and taken after mixing with honey, ghee and sugar followed by intake of milk. It alleviates consumption, cough.