Cassia Fistula / Indian Laburnum

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SCIENTIFIC NAME :
Cassia Fistula

MEDICINAL VALUE :
Canafistula, the woody seed pods are used as a highly effective moderate laxative. In herbal medicine, canafistula is also used as remedy for tumors of the abdomen, glands, liver, stomach, and throat. Also used for burns, cancer, constipation, convulsions, delirium etc.

CULINERY AND OTHER VALUES :
The fruit pulp of some is eaten as a refreshing treat. Cassia leaves are used to brew herbal teas.

GLOSSARY :
English : Cassia Fistula / Indian Laburnum
Tamil : Konnai / Konde
Malayalam : Konnai / Aragvadha
Telugu : Rela
Kannada : Konne / Kombe / Honnavarike / Kakke
Hindi : Amaltash
Bengali : Shondal
Gujarati : Garmala
Marathi : Gurmala / Bahawa
Oriya : Sunsari
Punjabi : Amaltash

 

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