Benefits of Aragvadha

Aragvadha is a medium-sized tree growing all over India. Aragvadha literally means ‘remover of diseases’. It is a gentle laxative used to clear pitta from the intestines.

Benefits of Aragvadha: Skin diseases, digestive diseases, bleeding of mucous membranes, fever, constipation, ringworm, chlorosis, urinary disorders, colic.

Action: Purgative, febrifugal, astringent, antibilious, anti-bacterial.

Scientific name: Cassia fistula.

Useful parts: Leaf, root, fruit, bark, flower.

Dosage: 2–15g per day.

Energetics

Rasa (taste): Sweet

Vırya(energy): Cold

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Sweet

Guna (quality): Heavy, unctuous

Dosa effect: VPK–

Dhatu(tissue): Blood, plasma

Srotas (channel): Circulatory, digestive.

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Aaragvadha, Chaturaangula, Kritamaala, Kritmaalaka, Karnikaara, Shampaaka, Praagraha,Raajvrksha, Nripapaadapa, Raajadruma, Vyaadhighaataka, Aarevata.

English: Indian Laburnum, Purging Cassia, Golden Shower.