Amruth Home Garden

Amruth HomeGarden draws strength from our age old healing traditions. Generations of our ancestors have spent their lifetime to study plants growing in their neighbourhood and to find out their healing properties for their day to day health care needs.

Cassia fistula

  • Bahaava (Marathi)

Description: Deciduous trees. Branchlets glabrous. Leaves to 40 cm long, eglandular; stipules linear, deciduous; leaflets 4-8 pairs, ovate, subacute, 16 X 18 cm. Raceme to 40 cm long; bracts deciduous. Antheriferous stamens 10, lower 2-3 larger, the rest subequal. Fruit indehiscent, cylindrical, to 60 X 2 cm. Reference: Cecil J. Saldanha, 1984. Flora of Karnataka. Vol 1. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi

How to Grow: MODE OF PROPAGATION : SEED 1. Seed Propagation Seed Collection: Ripe pods are collected off the trees in March-April. Seeds are removed from the soft pulp, washed before drying. Seeds can be stored for several years without any loss of viability. Pretreatment: Seeds are pretreated with hot water or H2SO4. Seeds may also be soaked in cow dung (preferably buffalo dung) for 24 hours and the swollen seeds picked. Sowing Method: Seeds are sown in primary beds. Sown to a depth equal to the thickness of seeds in polybags containing a mixture of sand, red earth and manure in the ratio of 1:1:1. Sowing Season: March-April Germination Duration: Germination takes place with the onset of rains and continues for 6 to 7 weeks. Germination Percent: 22 to 65 percent for fresh seeds, 75 for seeds treated with hot water and 35 for seeds treated with H2SO4. TRANSPLANTING After 6 to 7 weeks (after the first rains) the seedlings are pricked out to polybags and in the second year planted out. BIBLIOGRAPHY-GENERAL Anonymous,Traded Medicinal Plants in India, A Database on Trade, FRLHT, Bangalore

Parts Used: stem bark, wood, fruits

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Suggested Citation: B. S. Somashekhar, G. S. Goraya, D. K. Ved, Unnikrishnan P. M., Ravikumar K., Gangadharan G. G., Suma Tagadur Sureshchandra, Shilpa Naveen, Vijay Srinivas, Venugopal S. N.; Additional inputs: Soumyashree N., Sagar D. Sangale.
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