Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Genus : Cassia
Species : tora Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Sickle senna
Hindi Name : Chakunda
Manipuri Name : Thaonam
Other Details
Habit : Profuse undershrub
Parts Use : Root, Leaf and Seed
Preparation : Fresh root crushed with water for paste. Leaf and seed crushed with water for paste.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Whole plant contains anthaoglucosides, glucose, chrysophanol and rhein. Seeds yield a fatty oil consisting of oleic, linolic, palmitic and sitosterol.
Ailment Treated : The raw seeds are used as a laxative. Paste of the root is used in ring worm. Leaves and seeds applied as a poultice in skin diseases. Seeds are used in insomnia, headache, constipation, cough, opthalmia and hypertension.
Source : Wild, very common along the road sides, river banks and grazing grounds.