ARAGVADHA (CASSIA FISTULA): A WONDER TREE FROM TREASURES OF AYURVEDA
Pooja Singh*, Dr. Ramesh Chandra Tiwari, Dr. Ved Bhushan Sharma, Dr. Rakesh Bhutiani and Dr. Mahesh Chandra
Aragvadha (cassia fistula) is an ancient medicinal plant and widely used in various diseases. Aragvadha, commonly known as the golden shower, Indian labrum and Ravriksha. Aragvadha known as disease killer and it pacifies the three doshas of vata, pitta and kapha. It has many medicinal properties having important pharmacological properties. The therapeutic uses of Aragvadha are Vibandha, Udavarta, Gulma, Shoola, Udararoga, Hridroga, Prameha. This article deals with various medicinal properties of aragvadha. Cassia fistula has many medicinal properties like are mordant, purgative, tonic, laxative, anthelmintic, emetic, antiperiodic, diuretic, carminative, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and ophthalmic. It is also to mention that Indian medicinal plants are considered as a vast source of many pharmacologically principles and compounds that are commonly used as home remedies against multiple diseases.
Keywords: Aragvadha, doshas, medicinal properties, Prameha, Hridroga.
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