Cane Fistula is native to Asia and Egypt, but grows wild in some tropical areas of America and Asia. In some countries such as Colombia and Venezuela it is called cañafistula or golden rain.
Scientific name:Cassia fistula.
This tree grows up to 20 meters in height, with a robust stem and leaves of up to 25cm long petioled, perennial and oval, with up to 8 pairs of leaflets. Its flower is grouped in clusters of up to 70cm long, it is intense yellow, fragrant and has 5 oval petals. The fruits are legumes up to 60 cm long, cylindrical, black at maturity with the seeds covered by a dark mucilage with a pleasant taste, similar to coins, housed in sections or partitions. The seeds are arranged between cells, and are oval in shape and a little flattened.
It is multiplied by seeds, the part used is the pulp of the fruit.
Benefits of Cane fistula
As a laxative: This turns out to be a mild laxative, with a pleasant taste and beneficial to combat constipation. A 10% infusion is prepared and taken 3 to 4 times a day between meals.
Against bacteria: Studies have shown that the regulated consumption of the fistula cane fruit combats some classes of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, which causes infections in the skin and soft tissues, or Escherichia coli. To which a large number of urinary infections are attributed, this for being its antibacterial extract.
It also contains stigmasterol, tryptophan.
Fatty oil and steroids are present in the seed, including beta sitosterol
Because it is highly endowed with anthraquinone laxatives, which act by intensifying the stimulation of the nerve endings of the intestines, but in turn is responsible for generating the pigmentation of the intestinal walls and the colon known as Melanosis coli, which is responsible for staining the urine a greenish or brown color.
It is not recommended for pregnant women or women with menstrual problems, as well as for people with irritable bowel disease or hemorrhoids.
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