Aragwada or Aragvadha {Cassia fistula}

Aragwada or Indian laburnum or purging cassi or golden showering tree

Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Good for pacifying Vata and Pitta
  2. Taste – Sweet, astringent
  3. Energetics – Heating
  4. Main Traditional Action: Laxative, carminative, antipyretic
  5. Other Traditional Uses: Skin diseases, fever, flatulence, diabetes, ascites, heart diseases, and abdominal pain


Modern Research

Aragwada and its components have been investigated for a number of biological activities such as antiparasitic, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antitumor, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, wound healing, analgesic, hepatoprotective, immunomodulatory, and acetylcholinesterase inhibitory effects.