Certified Organic Aragvada (Cassia fistula)
AYURVEDIC NAME: Aragvada BOTANICALLY: Cassia fistula Linn KNOWN AS: Indian Laburnum, Purging fistula (English) OTHER NAMES: Purging fistula (English), Amaltas, Girimala (Hindi), Kakke, Kakke mara (Kannada), Konna, Kanikkonna (Malayalam), Konnai (Tamil), Rela, Kondrakaya, Aragvadamu (Telugu)
CONCISE DESCRIPTION OF THE TREE: Aragvada is a moderate sized tree growing up to 15 meters high. Bark – Greenish grey smooth bark when young and rough when old. Leaves – compound leaves, that are acute, bright green, with main numerous main nerves. Flower stalks are bright yellow. Fruits – cylindric pods, short, nearly straight, smooth, shiny, and brownish black in color. Seeds are broad, with a dark colored sweetish pulp.
Geographically where it grows: All throughout India in deciduous forests Useful part: Whole plant (fruit rind, root bark, flower, leaves) Harvesting time: Ripens in Autumn and harvested
ORGANOLEPTIC IDENTIFICATION: TASTE: Astringent, Bitter, Sweet QUALITY: Soft, heavy to digest, unctuous, oily POTENCY: Cold POST DIGESTIVE EFFECT: Sweet
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