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Amaltas: Cassia fistula

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Balances the aggravated Doshas by removing the highly increased Doshas out of the body
This is an ayurvedic herb which helps heart for normal functions
Amaltas promotes digestion by clearing the intestines and removing the toxins from the intestines.
Cleanses the digestive tract off deposited fecal matter without effecting the intestinal lining thus it is considered as a best herb for chronic constipation
Completely clear intestines are important for complete wellness for this Amaltas is the natural remedy of choice

Common Name:
Purging Cassia (Eng.)

Sanskrit Name:

  • Aragvadha - Means a plant that alleviates all the diseases
  • Rajvriksha - A fascinating tree
  • Shampaka - A plant which is always beneficial for mankind
  • Chaturangula
  • Aarevata - That removes all the toxins from the body
  • Vyadhighata - That keeps the diseases away from the body
  • Kritamala - As it is having the garlands of flowers
  • Suvarnaka - The plant having a pleasant complexion
  • Dirghaphala - The plant having long fruits
  • Swarnabhushana - The plant having yellow flowers those appear to be made up of gold

Lt. Name:
Cassia fistula - Leguminosae

Bio Energetics:

  • Rasa (Taste) - Madhura (Sweet)
  • Guna (Characteristics) - Guru (Heavy); Mridu (Soft in action); Snigdha(Unctuous)
  • Virya(Potency) - Sheeta (Cool and calm)
  • Vipaka (Post digestion effect) - Madhura (Sweet)

Chemical composition of Amaltas:

The leaves of Cassia fistula contain freerhein, glucoside and sennosides A and B. A butanol extract of the powdered stembark contained tannins while the benzeme extract yielded lupeol, ?-sitosteroland hexacosanol. From the alcoholic extract of the pods an anthraquinone(fistulic acid) is obtained and identified as 1, 4-dihydroxy-6, 7-dimethoxy, 2-methylanthraquinone-3-carboxylicAcid. Kaempferol and a proanthocyanidin are isolated from the flowers andleucope-largonidin trimer from the bark.

Effect of Amaltas Powder on Tridoshas:

It is useful in management of diseases resulting from the aggravation of any of the Dosha. It pacifies the aggravated Vata within the body while the aggravated Kapha and Pitta are expelled out of the Body.

Amaltas Powder as a dietary supplement in ayurveda:

  • Sramsana - This ayurvedic herb expels the aggravated Doshas and malas (all the toxins) out of the body
  • Jwaranuta - This herb is useful in management all type of fever
  • Hrudaroganuta - The pulp of the fruit is best for cardiac muscles and heart, it is considered as a natural supplement for healthy heart
  • Udavartanuta - it relieves from all gaseous discomforts in the digestive system by releasing the gases from intestines and cleaning the intestines
  • Shoolanuta -This is a herbal home remedy for the pain in digestive system because it relieves the pressure from internal organs by cleaning the intestines
  • Ruchyam - When there is loss of appetite, the pulp of the fruit of amalras helps in this condition/
  • Koshtha shuddhikara - Powder of the pulp of fruit cleanses the digestive tract off deposited fecal matter so it is a best remedy to get rid of the chronic constipation.
  • Mridu Virechana - It removes the stool by softening the stool so it is useful to have Amaltas in powder or capsule form where stool is hard and it causes the condition like anal fissure to soften the stool.

Researches on Amaltas Powder:

  • Anti-bacterial activity was found in the leaves, stem bark and fruit pulp, the last being the most potent. The ether extract of the pulp exhibited the maximum activity, and in vitro, the extract inhibited the growth of Staph aureus, Staph albus, B.megatherium, Sh. flexneri, Sh. shiga and S. typhi.The extract was found to bemore potent than chloramphenicol.
  • The ether extract of leaves also showed activity against Staph aurous and Staph albui.
  • Alcohol and acetone extracts of stem bark were found active against Staph. aureuy, Staph.xAlbum and B. inegathmum.
  • In vitro, 100 mg of acetone extract of root and stem bark showed-anti fungal action against T.tonsurans, T. rubrum and T.megnini and was more potent than 16g of griscofulyin.
  • Two flavonoidglycoside fractions isolated from the acetone extract of the root bark also possessed marked anti fungal activity against M. gypseum T. mentagrophytes T.rubrum and T. tonsurans.
  • It has been shown to possess antiviral activity against Vaccinia and Newcastle isease viruses. The extracts inhibited the cytopathy of most viruses and also their replication in the cells of the host.
  • The fruit pulp of Amaltas has laxative activity.

Useful part:

Powder of the pulp of the fruits

Doses of Amaltas:

Powder of the pulp of the fruit - 5-10 gm (To pacify the aggravated Doshas within the body) 10-20 gm (To induce mild purgation); Decoction of Bark of roots - 50-100 ml; Flowers - 5-10 gm;

Some combinations with Amaltas:

Aragwadadi Tail; Aragwadadi leha; Aragwadarishta etc.

Some important notes about Amaltas:

  • This is the best among the plants useful for softening the stool and for cleaning of the intestines properly. By softening the stool this herb prove a best thing in case of Anal fissure where problem is caused by hard stool.

(Charaka Samhita)

  • The therapeutic power of Amaltas gets lowered with boiling so as far as possible it should be taken as cold or hot infusion.
  • The great sage Charaka has categorized Amaltas as kusthaghna - helpful in all type of skin disease , kandughna - relieves itching and also as the best laxative.
  • Vagbhatta has mentioned Amaltas as samsamana-pacifies Kapha Dosha

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