Beauty and Health Benefits of Amaltas (Cassia Fistula)

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:May 05, 2015

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Amaltas, the beautiful tree, has more than beauty to offer. Almost every part of the tree is somehow useful for us and may offer countless benefits for beauty and health.
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    A Tree with Great Medicinal Values

    Cassia fistula, also known as amaltas, is considered a beautiful tree which is usually medium in size with large leaves. The leaves are of dark green and bright yellow flowers. Its bark, fruits and leaves have been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times. Here are some beauty and healthy benefits of cassia fistula. Image Source: travel.india.com

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    Skin Disorders

    Leaves of cassia fistula tree can effectively provide relief from skin irritation, swelling and pain. You may use the juice and paste of its leaves to treat skin problems such as ringworm and inflammation in the hand or feet caused due to cold conditions. Rubbing leaves of cassia fistula on problematic areas of the skin can also be very effective. Image Source: dermapproved.com

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    Immunity Booster

    The bark and fruits of this tree have great antioxidant properties and hence, can boost immunity of the body. Regular consumption of the extracts from the bark and fruits can improve natural immune response. Image Source: Getty

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    Constipation

    Pulp obtained from this tree, also known as cassia pulp, is known to be an effective laxative. Soak 50 grams of cassia pulp in water overnight and strain it. Mix 25 grams of sugar in it and use it to treat constipation. The pulp of Cassia Fistula is a mild and harmless purgative.

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    Common Cold

    Cassia fistula is also effective in treating common cold. Inhalation of smoke from burning cassia fistula root can treat a running nose. The smoke is known to stimulate nasal discharge and thereby provide relief. Image Source: lillingtonmedicalservices.org

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    Fever

    The use of Cassia Fistula can help in treating fever. The root of thecassia fistula tree is a widely used tonic for reducing fever. An alcoholic extract of the Cassia Fistula plant is used to fight black water fever.

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    Intestinal disorders

    Application of Cassia Fistula pulp externally around the navel area can help children suffering from flatulence by ensuring evacuation. Pulp can also be mixed with almond or linseed oil for easing bowel movement problems. Image Source: healthhub.brighamandwomens.org

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    Wounds

    Cassia Fistula acts as great remedy for treating wounds. The herb promotes tissue regeneration and the juice extracted from the leaves is also used for dressing wounds. Image Source: www.wisegeekhealth.com

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