Known for the beauty it provides to gardens and parks that have specimens of this species, the golden rain is a plant of the Fabaceae family. Even with its own characteristics, depending on the region it can still be known as cassia-imperial, canafístula, cassia-brasiliana and canafista.

Physical characteristics

The golden shower is an ornamental tree. Its flowering takes place through hanging bunches of golden flowers. The plant is fast growing, reaching from five to 10 meters in height. Its trunk is greenish-gray in color, while the crown takes on a rounded shape.

The tree has numerous yellow, pentamer and large flowers. The fruits are legume-like, cylindrical, brown in color, and contain 25 to 100 lenticular seeds, brown, lustrous, wrapped in a sweet pulp and with medicinal properties. Although the pulp is edible, the seeds are toxic and should not be eaten.

Active principles

Although many people delight in its physical attributes, the golden shower can also be used for medicinal purposes. This is only possible thanks to its active ingredients, which are: anthraquinonic compounds (rein, senidines), proteins, amino acids, pectins, mucilage, lupeol, flavonoids and sugars.


The golden rain is a plant that has medicinal properties, despite being unknown to many people. Its use is indicated to treat problems related to increased body temperature, constipation, skin problems and rheumatism.

golden rain tea

To prepare the golden rain tea, the part used is the seeds. Just separate half a liter of water and 40 grams of seeds. The first step is to boil the water, then add the seeds. Wait about five minutes and turn off the heat. Let it rest for another 10 minutes with the container covered.

After this time, use a sieve to remove the seeds and sweeten with sugar or honey. It is recommended that the daily consumption does not exceed three cups. Remembering that, before using the plant for health treatment, the doctor must be consulted.