Purging Cassia is famous for its effects on constipation, skin disorders and as a bitter herb. This is known as Aragavadha or Amalatas in Ayurveda. Its latin name is Cassia fistula Linn.
Find the herb pictures of Cassia fistula or Amalatas or Aragavadha.
It is commonly found in India.
The Plant Of Purging Cassia:
This is a medium sized tree with 24 to 30 feet height. The bark is brownish or grey in color.
Leaves are compound, 1 feet long and with 8 to 16 oblong leaflets. The leaflets are 2 to 7 inch long. Leaves fall in March to April. Thereafter new leaves and flowers appear. Then legumes appear and they are found in the tree throughout the year.
Flowers are bright yellow with 1.5 to 2.5 inch in diameter.
Legume Or Pod:
It is 1 to 2 feet long, with one inch in diameter. It is hard and cylindrical. Its color is green when unripe and upon ripening it turns black or dark brown. It has 25 to 100 flat, yellowish grey seeds.
THE LEGUMES OF PURGING CASSIA OR AMALATAS OR ARAGVADHA OR CASSIA FISTULA
THE BARK OF CASSIA FISTULA OR PURGING CASSIA OR AMALATAS OR ARAGAVADHA