Brazil as a laxative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory
Dominican Republic as a laxative, vermifuge
India for burns, cancer, convulsion, delirium, diarrhea, dysuria, epilepsy, gravel, hematuria, pimples, syphilis
Java for carbuncles, dermatosis, herpes, wounds; as a purgative, laxative
Mexico as a laxative
Panama for diabetes
Peru as an astringent, laxative, purgative
Venezuela as an astringent, laxative, purgative
Elsewhere for constipation, flu, fumitory, tumors; as an aperient, laxative, purgative
Source: Rainforest Tropical Plant Database http://rainforest-database.com/plants/canafistula.htm
For a very long time, Ayuvrvedic Traditions have used Cassia Fistula, also known as Nripadruma in Sanskrit, for many ailments. Beginning with the root, it can be made into different tonics to help alleviate pains involving the chest, joints, and head. The root can also be taken as a tonic to cleanse the blood and therefore reduce fever, heart diseases, and high blood sugar.
The root also provides relief of skin disorders, wounds, ulcers, and rheumatic conditions. The leaves and bark are also used extensively. The bark has been grounded down to powder in remedies for jaundice, leprosy, syphillis and heart disease.
Juice extract from the leaves can be made into a paste or poultice for eczema.
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