Cassia Fistula Linn - Amaltas a Medicinal tree and its use.
Amaltas tree in whole possess medicinal properties and are of Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant properties. The Amaltas - Cassia fistula's bark extracts possess significant anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Hence it is effective and useful in Acute and Chronic disease like common cold, treatment of constipation, helpful in relieving Skin irritation, Aguesia or loss of sense, Alleviating swellings and pains.
Amaltas tree / plant is an ornamental flowering tree and is one of the most widespread in country and other parts of the world. The tree is cultivated throughout the word either for gardening and medicinal purposes. During the flowering the tree becomes completely yellow & most attractive like Golden shower and can be indentified easily even in thick forest.
The Amaltas tree is a moderate-sized some 15-20ft of height, erect and deciduous tree. The leaves are pinnate smooth and 30 to 40 centimeters long. The leaflets are 8 to 16 ovate and average 5-10 centimeters in length. The leaves of the tree fell down completely in begging of the summer and flowers are grown as such the tree in whole become yellow. The flowers are borne in long lax racemes (30 to 50 centimeters long) and are fragrant, bright yellow on stalks and 3 to 5 centimeters in length. The calyx is 6 to 8 millimeters long, smooth and deciduous. The petals are of 15 to 20 millimeters long, bright-yellow and short-clawed at the base. The stamens are all furnished with anthers; the 2 to 3 lower ones being longer. The pod (Amalta's fruit) is cylindric 30 to 60 centimeters long, about 2.5 centimeters thick, pendulous, smooth, shining, and dark brown. The seeds are numerous, embedded in black, sweet pulp, completely separated by thin, transverse dissepiments, small, ovoid, slightly compressed, smooth, shining and yellowish brown.
The tree in whole possesses medicinal properties and are of Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant properties. The whole plant is useful in the treatment of Skin diseases, inflammatory diseases, Rheumatism, Anorexia and Jaundice. The bark of Amaltas possesses significant tannin. The pod (Fruit) pulp is good during pregnancy; but the external pod provokes abortion and the expulsion of the placenta.
The wood of the tree is of much solid and used as building material for to construct houses, Bridges and Agriculturist equipments.
Other popular names of Amaltas:
Kirral, Sinnar, Kanniyar, Cassia fistula, Bitsula, Kaña-pistula, Sonali, Ibabau, Lombayong, Lapad-lapad, Indian Laburnum, Purging cassia, Pudding pipe tree, Golden shower (Eng.).
Plant Parts Used: Root bark, Root, Pulp, Leaves and Flowers.
Family name: Caesalpinaceae.
Note: Every one may not have the ability to analyses his / her body type as such the use of herb ingredients may not be beneficial or may act as problematic. Hence the herb Ingredients may be used under the guidance of Medical Practitioner.
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