Health Benefits of The Indian Medicinal Plant Amaltas (Cassia Fistula)
The Indian Medicinal Plant Amaltas, also called Cassia Fistula, is considered a beautiful tree that is frequently medium size with large leaves. The leaves are of dark green & bright yellow flowers. Its bark, fruits and leaves are used for medicinal purposes since ancient times. Here are some beauty & healthy benefits of Amaltas (cassia fistula).
Leaves of Amaltas tree will effectively provide relief from swelling, pain and skin irritation. You can use the juice and paste of its leaves to treat skin issues like ringworm and inflammation within the hand or feet caused due to cold conditions. Rubbing leaves of Amaltas on difficult areas of the skin may also be very effective.
The bark and fruits of this tree have great antioxidant properties and thus, will boost immunity of the body. Regular use of the removes from the bark and fruits will improve natural immune reaction.
Pulp obtained from this tree, also known as cassia pulp, is known to be a helpful laxative. Soak fifty grams of cassia pulp in water overnight and strain it. Mix up 25 grams of sugar in it & use it to treat constipation. The pulp of Amaltas is a mild and harmless purgative.
Amaltas is also effective in treating common cold. Breathing of smoke from burning Amaltas root will treat a running nose. The smoke is known to excite nasal release and thereby give relief.
The use of Amaltas or cassia fistula will help in treating fever. The root of the Amaltas or Cassia Fistula tree is a widely used tonic for reducing fever. An alcoholic remove of the Amaltas or Cassia Fistula plant is used to fight black water fever.
Application of Amaltas pulp externally about the navel area will help children suffering from flatulence by ensuring evacuation. Pulp may also be mixed with almond or linseed oil for easing bowel movement problems.
Amaltas acts as great remedy for treating wounds. The herb supports tissue regeneration & the juice extracted from the leaves is also used for dressing wounds.