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.
Rasa (taste): Sweet
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.