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Cassia tora

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Cassia tora is an annual to perennial plant. It can grow up to 2 metres tall. The plant is gathered from the wild for local use as a food and medicine. It is sometimes cultivated for its seeds, which are used as a mordant.

Uses

Ringworm, Skin diseases, Vomiting, Stomachache, Skin infections, Sores, Ulcers, Insect bites, Eye complaints.

Parts Used

Seeds.

Chemical Composition

[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit
English


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

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Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
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Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds

How to plant/cultivate

Plants succeed in the tropics and subtropics.[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Waste ground, Dry to wet thickets, Cultivated ground, Mountain slopes, River bank sands

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References

  1. [Chemistry]
  2. [Morphology]
  3. Cultivation

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