All about Ayurveda & Medicinal Plants

Indian Laburnum

Scientific name of Indian Laburnum: Cassia fistula 

Name of Indian Laburnum in different languages:

English: Golden shower tree

Sanskrit: Aragvadha, Chaturangula, Kritamala, Suvarnaka

Hindi: Amaltaas (अमलतास), Bendra lathi

Malayalam: Kanikkonna (കണിക്കൊന്ന), Ophirpponnu (ഓഫീർപ്പൊന്ന്), Karnikaram (കർണ്ണികാരം), അരഗ്വധം, സുവർണ്ണകം

Plant description:

Indian Laburnum is one of the most beautiful among tropical trees growing up to 40 feet tall, the bark is  grey in color, leaves are green alternately arranged, flowers occur in March - April, it sheds all its leaves and bursts into a mass of long bunches like yellow gold, clusters of flowers. The wood is hard and heavy and reddish; the fruits are pudding pipe shaped, shiny dark brown in color, 2 feet long, which contains, brown seeds, up to 100 seeds in one pod.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lanceoate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 lanceolate-ointed-at-both-ends  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Useful plant parts:

Flower, bark, root.

Medicinal uses:

To treat Vata, Pita, Kapha disorders, blood purification, constipation, piles, common cold, fever, flatulence, skin problems etc.

Chemical content:

Anthraquinone,  tannin, volatile oil and phlobaphanes

How to prepare medicines:

bathing in bark decoction can be reduce skin diseases.

Ayurveda properties

Rasa (Taste) Madhur (Sweet)
Guna (Physical Property ) Mridu, Guru, Singdha (Soft, Heavy, Unctuous Oily)
Virya (Potency) Sheetha(Cold)
Vipaka (Metabolic Property) Madhur (Sweet)

Indian Laburnum is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Somaraji Oil

Brihat Marichadi Taila


Aviltholadi Bhasmam

Ardraka Ghritam

Aragwadhadi ghrita

Brahmi Ghrita

Maha Panchagavya Ghrita

Mahatiktaka Ghrita

Brenitone Tablets

Masik Tablet

Rheumallin tablet

Brahmi Drakshadi Kashayam

Mahatiktam kashayam

Dineseladi Velichenna

Brihat Marichadi Taila

Back to Top