Baahva | बहावा Golden Shower / Pudding Pipe Tree Cassia fistula L.

Other Names

  • Local Name: Baahva / बहावा
  • Common Name: Golden Shower / Pudding Pipe Tree
  • Botanical Name: Cassia fistula L.

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Tree
  • Occurrence: Tropical and subtropical areas
  • Season of Availability: April-June
  • Geography: South and Southeast Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seeds or wood cuttings
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds or softwood pieces

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Flowers
  • Can be Eaten Raw: No

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: Raw plant
  • As Food: Fruit pulp and leaves may be eaten or cooked.
  • As Medicine: Flower paste reduces pimples; regarded as a "disease killer".
  • Cooking Method: Fruit pulp and leaves may be eaten or cooked.
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: N/A
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Contains vitamin C and E.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Helps reduce pimples; acts as a laxative.

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Flower paste reduces pimples; regarded as a "disease killer".

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Fruit pulp is sometimes taken as a laxative.

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Baahva | बहावा Golden Shower / Pudding Pipe Tree Cassia fistula L.

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