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Aragvadha

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.