Amaltas Uses For Fever

Amaltas or Cassia fistula is native to south Asia and is found throughout India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand. It is national tree of Thailand. It has beautiful yellow flowers in bunches. Its fruits have antipyretic activity. Its fruit pulp along with some other herbs is cooked in water to prepare decoction or kadha which is used to treat fever and related complications.


General Information

Botanical name: Cassia fistula Linn. (Leguminosae)
Hindi: Bandarlathi, Bharva, Suvarnaka , Amaltas, Rajataru, Girimalah
English: Golden Shower, Indian Laburnum, Pudding Pipe Tree, Purging Cassia, Purging Fistula

How to prepare decoction using Cassia for fever


Amaltas Cassia fistula, Kutki  Picrorhiza Kurroa,  Nagarmotha Cyperus scariosus, Baheda Terminalia bellirica 

Process to make

  • Take fresh Amaltas pod and break it open. Take out pulp from it.
  • Add the pulp (10 gm), Kutki (1 gm), Nagarmotha (2 gm) and Baheda (2 gm) in water (400 ml).
  • Cook till water reduces to 100 ml.
  • Filter the decoction.

Drink this decoction few times a day, for few days.

This decoction helps in following

  • Cure fever
  • Improve liver function
  • Improve digestive function
  • Cure weakness due to fever
  • Improve digestive function
  • Remove toxins from body
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