Forest species such as Cassia fistula, Pongamia pinnata, Tectona grandis, and Jatropha curcas represent major groups of antimicrobial agents, which consist of active phytochemical constituents and can be used as antimicrobial agents for applying special finishes on textiles.
Cassia fistula, also known as golden shower tree, is a flowering plant that belongs to the Caesalpiniaceae family.
In our previous study, we have reported the methanol extract of Cassia fistula exhibited [LC.
Larvicidal and ovicidal activity of Cassia fistula Linn.
Besides Cassia fistula
, other plants belonging to the same genus have been reported to have diverse pharmacological activities, including antidiabetic and antinociceptive activities.
On the same development certain trees appeared to be having a hard time getting established, Cassia fistula
, the Indian laburnum, in particular.
, an ethnomedicnal plant, is widely used in Indian medicine to treat diabetes.
Yellow 'Konna' flower is the flower of Cassia fistula
Plant materials include Acorus calamus (Araceae) stem, Asparagus racemosus (Asparagaceae) root, Aegle marmelos (Rutaceae) leaves and fruits, Cassia fistula
(Fabaceae) fruits, Gymnema sylvestre (Asclepiadaceae) leaves, Holarrhena antidysenterica (Apocynaceae) bark, Mimusops elengi (Sapotaceae) bark, Ocimum sanctum (Lamiaceae) leaves, Piper longum (Piperaceae) leaves, Sapindus trifoliatus (Sapindaceae) fruits, Terminalia arjuna (Combretaceae) bark, Terminalia bellerica (Combretaceae) fruits, Terminalia chebula (Combretaceae) fruits and Withania somnifera (Solanaceae) roots.
Moheb Ali and his colleagues evaluated the efficacy of 2-5 and 5% hydroalcoholic extract of Cassia fistula
against CL ulcers in small, white mice28.
Some of the exceptions to this general mode of treatment included a combination of bark of root along with fruit of Cassia fistula
being administered for leprosy and tonsillitis, and leaves and stems of Tinospora cordifolia being administered by the Kavirajes as treatment for rheumatism.