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| Last Updated:: 26/08/2023

Indian Laburnum


Botanical Name

Cassia fistula Linn.

Common Name

Indian Laburnum, Amaltas (Hindi), Konrai (Tamil), Aragvadha (Sanskrit)


Throughout India


Religious association




The Konrai flower is closely associated with Lord Shiva. The flower, also referred to as the golden showerâ is lauded for its beauty at several places in the Tirumurai hymns.





The leaf extract is used to treat ringworm and other skin infections. The flower decoction is used to destroy intestinal worms and to cure leprosy. The pulp from the fruit called cassia pulpâ is a well known laxative. It also has digestive, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic and blood purifying properties