Aaragvadha medicinal plant,regional names,family,synonyms

Aaragvadha medicinal plant,regional names,family,synonyms

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Basonym Of Drug

Aaragvadha

Main Synonym

Kratamaala, Raajavriksha, Shampaaka, Chaturangula

Regional Name

Assamese : Sonaroo
Bengali : Sondala
English : Indian Laburnum, Purging cassia
Gujarati : Garamala, Garamalo
Hindi : Amaltas
Kannada : Aragvadha, Kakke, Kakke-gida, Kakkernara, Kakkedai, Rajataru
Kashmiri : Kriyangal Phali
Malayalam : Konna, Kritamalam
Marathi : Bahava, Garamala, Amaltas
Oriya : Sunari
Punjabi : Amaltas
Tamil : Sarakonrai, Sarak konnai, Sarak kondi, Sharakkonrai
Telugu : Rela
Urdu : Khiyar Shambar

Botanical Name

Cassia fistula Linn

Family

Leguminosae
Sub Family : Caesal piniodae

Classification (Gana)

As per Acharya Charak � Kusthaghna,Kandughna, Virechana
As per Acharya Sushrut � Aragvadhadi,Syamadi, Slesmasamsamana Adhobhagahara.

External Morphology

A moderate sized deciduous tree

Useful Parts

Fruit pulp, Bark, Flower, Leaf, Root

Important Phytoconstituent

Anthra quinine, Arginine, B- glucoside, �- sitosterol, Barbaloin, Carbohydrates,Calcium oxalates etc

Rasa Panchak

Rasa : Madhura, Tikta
Guna : Guru, snigdha, mrudu
Virya : shita
Vipaka : Madhura

Action

Vatapitta shamak, Virechana (Mild purgation), Kusthghna ( alleviates Skin Diseases), Kandughna (Anti itching), Aamshodhana (Removes Aama), Jvarghna (Anti pyretic)

Therapeutic Indication

Kustha (Skin diseases), Jvara (Fever), Kaamalaa (Jaundice), Cough

Therapeutic Uses

1. Kustha - Leaves of Aragvadhas are made in to paste with Aranala and applied externally
2. Dry Cough - Flower is used in form of Avaleha (Linctus)
3. Fever - Root bark is used
4. Aamavaata (Arthritis) - Leaves of aragvadha are fried with mustard oil and taken in evening followed by meal. It alleviates ama.

Dose

Fruit pulp- 5-10 gm, For Purgation- 10- 20 gm Root bark decoction � 50- 100 ml, Flowers � 5-10 g

Formulations

Aragvadhadi kvatha , Aragvadhadi leha, Aragvadhadi taila, Aragvadharishta

Adverse Effect

Not Reported

Remedial Measure

Not Required

Purification

The mature fruits are kept under sun for seven days then dried in Sun. When they are dried, take out pulp and store in Air tight container in suitable place.

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