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    March 28, 2024 2 min read

    Aragwadha Tree

    We are in love with our Aragwadha tree (Cassia fistula)

    We have planted one in the Lakshmi Garden 💛🤎💛🤎

    If you live in the Perth area (Western Australia) keep your eyes open for this magical tree 🌿💛

    Aragwadha is a Sanskrit word that literally means that which eliminates or destroys the disease.

    Charaka has categorised Aragwadha as kusthaghna (anti dermatoses), kandughna (anti pruritic) and also recana (laxative).

     

    It’s Ayurvedic properties:

    • Rasa (taste) = sweet.
    • Virya (potency) = cold.
    • Vatapitta (reducing) qualities.
    • Samshramana (bowel cleansing qualities).

     

    Karma/ Action: Vata reducing by madhura (sweet) and Singdha (properties) and Pitta reducing by sheeta (cool) veerya.

     

    The flowers look to so beautiful and are used for medicinal purpose as well as the fruit pulp, root bark, and the leaves.

     

    Therapeutic uses:

    1. Kustha (skin disease): leaves of Aragvadhadi are pounded with sour gruel (kanji) and applied on the affected part. Also useful in ringworm.

    2. Amavata (rheumatoid arthritis): The leaves of Aragvadhadi are fried in mustard oil and taken in the evening followed by a meal. It alleviates AMA.

    3. Jaundice: Aragvadha in the dose of 40 gm should be taken with the juice of sugarcane it is helpful in alleviating jaundice.

     

    Ayurvedic preparations with Aragwadha are Aragvadhadi taila, Aragvadhadi leha, Aragvadharistha, Aragwadhi kashayam and many more.

    Sanskrit synonyms for Aragwadha include:

    • Shampakaha – the fruit having good omen.
    • Vyadhighata - cures disease.
    • Rajavrisksha - beautiful/ majestic tree.
    • Suvarnakaha – With Beautiful Yellow Color💛
    • Dirghaphala – Having Long Fruit.

     

    We are using the leaves of this tree to prepare a formulation for patient’s with Psoriasis. If you suffer from any skin conditions you are welcome to book in with one of our practitioners to speak about your condition. Booking available via the link in our bio or our website.

     

    Wishing you a great day.

    With Love Karin and the Lakshmi team 🍂