You must have seen the Amaltas tree at many places. These trees are often seen on the side of roads or in gardens. It has yellowish-yellow flowers. These flowers are very beautiful to see. These flowers are used for decoration in homes. If you knew the Amalatas tree, then perhaps you would have kept the same information. The truth is that Amaltas ka ped is also a medicine and Amaltas tree has benefits . Do you know that in the treatment of diseases, amlatas also provide benefits.
What is Amaltas?
Amaltas tree is found in many ancient texts. Its trees adorn the hills with their rich golden flowers. In March-April, the leaves of trees fall. After this new leaves and yellow pools emerge as well. After that the pod grows. The pod is long, round and pointed and hangs throughout the year.
Name of Amaltas in Different Languages
In India, Amaltas are known by the name of Amaltas, but in the country and abroad Amalatas are known by other names. The botanical name of Amaltas is Cassia fistula L., Syn-Cassia rhombifolia Roxb., Cassia excelsa Kunth.). This Caesalpiniaceae is of tomorrow. Its other names are:
- English – Amaltas, Sonhali, Searlathi
- English – Cassia, Golden shower, Indian laburnum, Purging stick, Purging cassia
- Sanskrit – Aargavadha, Rajvriksha, Shampak, Chaturngul, Aarevat, Vyadghatha, Kritamala, Suvarnak, Karnikar, Parivyadh, Drumotpal, Alphela, Swarnaang, Swarnafal
- Urdu – Amaltas
- Oriya – Sunari
- Assamese – Sonaru
- Kannada – Kakkemara
- Gujarati – Garmalo
- Tamil – Kondro, Kavani, Sarakonnai, Karaikaya
- Telugu – Aragvadhamu, Sampakamu;
- Bengali – Sonali, Sonulu, Bandarlati, Amultas
- Nepali – Amaltas;
- Punjabi – Amaltas, Karangal, Kaniar
- Marathi – Bahawa
- Malayalam – Kanikkonna
- Arabic – Khiyar-shanbar
- Persian – Khyar-shanbar
What is the Golden Shower Tree used for?
The leaves and fruits and bark of the Amaltas plant have medicinal properties. It contains astringent, cooling, tonic, laxative, diuretic, carminative, anti-inflammatory, protective and anti-emetic properties. It is used to treat many diseases.
Skin related troubles
Amaltas leaves are used for many skin related troubles. You can use it to get relief from skin disorder like pain, skin irritation, swelling etc. For this, its leaves have to be rubbed on the affected area. If you want, you can also apply a paste of its leaves. It is quite effective in swelling of hands or feet.
Helpful in removing fever
Amaltas leaves are also useful for treating fever. Its tonic is given to reduce fever. Boil its leaves and make a decoction.
To heal the wounds
Amtalas are used to heal the wound. It plays an important role in regeneration of herb tissue. For the dressing of the wound, juice is used from its leaves.
Pulp extracted from this tree has laxative properties. It is used to treat constipation.
The stem and fruit of the golden shower tree have antioxidant properties that serve to boost the immune system. Regularly taking extracts from its fruits and bark has a positive effect on the immune system.
Cold and Cuff
Golden shower tree is considered very beneficial for cold and phlegm. For this the smoke of the root of this plant is inhaled. It gives instant relief. Its fruit is used for cough. Its fruit seeds are also considered good for cough. Its seeds are mildly sweet in taste. In chronic cough, it is recommended to take it as a medicine.
Digestive and intestinal disorder
Pulp of the fruit of this plant is considered useful for problems related to digestion, such as gas and food digestion. Mixing almond or linseed oil in its pulp is used for intestinal related troubles. The problem of flatulence is relieved by applying its pulp around the navel of children.
The use of amaltas helps control sugar levels. By using it, insulin sensitivity improves, which keeps sugar in the body under control.
Eliminate problems related to Urine
If you are having difficulty while passing urin or are experiencing pain, then Amlatas can give you relief. It helps in passing urine easily. Soak its root overnight and make a paste. Mix ghee in it and take it daily in the morning.
Apart from the above mentioned benefits, its fruit is also used in dysentery, earthworms, piles, joint pain, anthrax, blood poisoning and malaria.
How does the Golden Shower Tree work?
Amalatas have hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, antifungal properties. Being an antibacterial property, it is used to heal wounds. It also controls hormonal imbalance in the body.
Precautions and warnings
Along with the benefits of Amaltas, one should avoid consuming Amtalas under the following circumstances:
- If you have diarrhea, avoid intake of Amaltas. It has laxitave properties. Which can make your situation worse than before.
- Small children should not consume it.
- Pregnant and breast-feeding women are prohibited from taking it. In both these conditions, any herb or medicine should be consumed only after consulting a doctor or pharmacist or herbalist.
- If you are taking any medicine, then consult a doctor before consuming it, because it is possible that this herb interacts with the medicine. This can harm you instead of profit.
- If you have a medical condition, consult an expert before consuming the Golden Shower Herb.
- If you are allergic to any herb or food item, discuss it with your doctor first.
Consuming Amaltas without a purification process can be toxic. Its consumption is generally safe for all people. But in some people, along with the benefits of Amaltas, the following side effects can also be seen:
Diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure
It is not necessary to consume this herb, only the above mentioned side effects can be seen. It may also be that there are side effects apart from this. If you see any side effect from taking it, consult your doctor or herbals immediately.
- Fruit Pulp: 5 to 10 grams
- For Purgation: 10 to 20 grams
- Root bark decoction: 50 to 100 ml
- Flower: 5 to 10 grams
- Paste: 1 to 2 tablespoons once a day
- Capsule: 1 to 2 capsules
- Powder: 1 / 4-1 / 2 tsp, twice a day
Amalatas is available in the following forms:
- Fruit Pulp
- For Purgation
- Root bark decoction
Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1000 plus patients worldwide.