Comman Name : Golden Shower, Indian Laburnum, Purging Cassia
Latin Name : Cassia fistula Linn.
Sanskrit Name : Aragvadha, Suvarnaka, Kritamala, Chaturangula, Amaltas, Bandarlauri
- The fruit pulp, root skin, flowers, leaves and root bark of aragvadha are used for medicinal purposes. The plant is useful both, internally as well as externally.
- The paste of its leaves and fruit-pulp is applied externally to mitigate the pain and swelling in rheumatism, glandular swellings, arthritis and gout.
- It is commonly useful in fevers associated with constipation.
- For throat infection, mouth ulcer: Gargle with decoction of Aragwdha bark.