Cassia Tora(Coffee Pod)

Common Name:  Foetid Cassia, Tora, Sickle Senna, 
                             Sickle Pod, Coffee Pod, Tovara, 
                             Wild Senna, Ringworm Plant,Chakvad
Plant name:          Cassia Tora
Chemical constituents:

               Roots: 1,3,5-trihydroxy-6-7-dimethoxy-2-methylanthroquinone and beta-sitosterol.
               Seeds: Naptho-alpha-pyrone-toralactune, chrysophanol, 
                            physcion, emodin, rubrofusarin,cchrysophonic acid-9-anthrone.
               Leaves: Emodin, tricontan-1-0l, stigmasterol, 
                              -sitosteral--D-glucoside, freindlen, palmitic,   
                               stearic, succinic and d-tartaric acids uridine, quercitrin and isoquercitrin.


  •  used as a coffee substitute and has a maturing and anodyne action.
  •  treating skin diseases like ringworm and itching or body scratch and psoriasis.
  • The alcoholic or vinegar maceration of pounded fresh leaves is used externally to treat eczema and dermatomycosis.
  • Decoction of the fruit of Cassia Tora is used in the treatment of fever.
  • Since the herb acts as a kapha and vata dosha suppressant, it acts as a nerve tonic.
  • It is consumed in worm infestation and cures the infection occurring in the body.
  • Cassia Tora acts as a liver stimulant, mild laxative and heart tonic.
  • The herb helps the body in maintaining the normal level of cholesterol.
  • Its paste is used for treating skin ailments and also for getting rid of chronic diseases.
  • Its powder proves useful in combating indigestion, toning up heart muscles and purifying blood.
  • The leaves ad seeds of Cassia Tora are useful in leprosy, flatulence, colic, dyspepsia, constipation, cough, bronchitis and cardiac disorders.
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