Thaonam - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :Sickle senna
Hindi :Chakunda
Manipuri :Thaonam

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Caesalpiniaceae
Genus :Cassia
Species :tora  Linn.
Habit :Profuse undershrub
Parts Used :Root, Leaf and Seed
Mode of 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.

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Manipur Medicinal Plants