Golden rain tree is commonly known as Amaltas (املتاس) and Cassia Fistula. It is native to India and Pakistan, in fact, to the tropical countries of Southeast Asia. It is the national tree of Thailand and its flower is the national flower of Thailand. Its wood is hard, durable and heavy. It is used for making cabinets, inlay work, temple drums, fence posts, agricultural implements and also in construction of houses, bridges etc. The pulp from the fruit pods is used to flavor tobacco. The flowers are used to decorate hair. All parts of the tree are used in traditional medicine and also in Ayurvedic medicine. It is rich in Vitamin-k, calcium, minerals, iron and manganese.
Self-medication with amaltas should be avoided
It should be used with caution in pregnancy.
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