Cassia fistula L.
- Common Name: Golden Shower Tree
- Family: Fabaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: southern Asia
- Uses: For a very long time, Ayuvrvedic Traditions have used Cassia Fistula, also known as Nripadruma in Sanskrit, for many ailments. Beginning with the root, it can be made into different tonics to help alleviate pains involving the chest, joints, and head. The root can also be taken as a tonic to cleanse the blood and therefore reduce fever, heart diseases, and high blood sugar.
The root also provides relief of skin disorders, wounds, ulcers, and rheumatic conditions. The leaves and bark are also used extensively. The bark has been grounded down to powder in remedies for jaundice, leprosy, syphillis and heart disease.
Juice extract from the leaves can be made into a paste or poultice for eczema.
- IMPORTANT NOTE: Plant Uses are for informational purposes only. EEB Greenhouses assume no responsibility for adverse effects from the use of any plants referred to on this site. Always seek advice from a professional before using any plant medicinally.
- Culture: Best in full sun with good drainage. Flowering is better with pronounced difference between summer and winter temps (sub-tropical conditions)
- Accession # 201000131
- Source: Yale - Marsh Gardens
- Accession Date: 09-27-2010
- Bench: 2402 - Outdoor Aisle 2 - South
- Currently: active - healthy
- Qty: 2 confirmed on 08-15-2019
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: eurosid I
- Order: Fabales
- Family: Fabaceae
- SubFamily: Caesalpinioideae
- Tribe: Cassieae
- SubTribe: Cassiinae
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Activities of Cassia fistula Linn. International Research Journal of Biological Sciences Vol. 1(5), 79-84, Sept. (2012).
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