English Name: The most popular English name of Cassia Fistula is Foetid cassia, The Sickle Senna, Wild Senna.
Common Hindi names: Charota, Chakvad, Chakavat. Family: Cassia Fistula is related to the Leguminosae family.
Locations and basics: Cassia Tora is a wild crop plant and grows in mainly parts of India as a wild flower plant.
However, the commercial supply comes of Cassia Tora mainly comes from the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
It is Aperients, purifier, Mucilaginous & Laxative Ayurvedic medicine. It is mainly used as a substitute of coffee and has a maturant and antiseptic action towards any disease.
It is also useful in treating for skin diseases such as ring worm and itch or body scratch and psoriasis.
Habitat: In India it mainly occurs as waste land rainy season wild plant. Botanical fact: It is an annual foetid herb medicine, which is nearest about 30–90 cm long. Useful parts: The main useful parts of Cassia Tora are Leaves, Roots, and Seeds.
Medicinal Uses: In Ayurveda it is defined that the seeds and leaves of Cassia Tora are laxative, acrid, cardiotonic, antiperiodic, ophthalmic, anthelmintic, liver tonic, and expectorant. The seeds and leaves of Cassia Tora are most useful in cough, leprosy, ringworm, colic, flatulence, dyspepsia, constipation, bronchitis, disorder, cardiac.
Additional uses: It is highly recommended for recovery or retrieval of saline, brackish and alkaline soils.
Used as yellow fertilizer crop in basic soils. Dehydrated seed include protein nearest about 25 percent and is prearranged as a full of protein feed for livestock and birds as well.
Cooked seeds are surrogated or alternative for coffee such as Tephrosia seeds.
This type of Seeds gives dyes and tannins like blue yellow, and red. Interesting fact: Cassia tora is nearby known as Puwad in Northern parts of India.