Cassia fistula

Botanical Name Cassia fistula
Common Name Amaltas
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Cassia
Species: fistula
Part used Leaves, fruits, root-bark
Medicinal Properties Aperient, analgesic, antiviral, astringent, choleretic, febrifuge, hypoglycemic, hypercholesterolaemic, laxative, pugative, vermifuge
Medicinal Use Burn, cancer, convulsion, delirium, diarrhea, dysuria, epilapsy, gravel, hematuria, pimple, syphillis
ChemistryAnthraquinone, glycosides, resins, polysaccharides, enzymes, lignin and cellulose, hemicellulose.
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatAravali hill of Rajasthan
DescriptionTree, 20-40 feet high, many spreading branches. Leaves: Pinnate, alternate, 12-18 inches long, deciduous, leaflets opposite. Flowers: Bright yellow, long, pendulous racemes. Fruits: Cylindric, inpod, drooping. Seeds: Oval, glossy and somewhat flattened.