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Tanners Cassia

Scientific name of Tanners Cassia: Cassia auriculata 

Name of Tanners Cassia in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Vibhandi, Manodnya, Mahada, Carmaranga, Vamavarta, Mahajalini, Pitapushpa, Taravar.

English: Senna flower

Hindi: Avartaki

Malayalam: Aveeram- ആവീരം.

Tamil: Avaram poo

Plant Description of Tanners Cassia:-

Avaram - Senna is a shrub with many branches and leaves are alternate, numerous, closely placed, and 8.8 to 12.5 cm long and dull green, the bark is cinnamon brown in color. Its flowers are bisexual, bright yellow in color and large its size is approximately 5 cm long, The fruit are like bean contain 20-25 seeds its size is about 7.5 to 11 cm long, 1.5 cm wide, it is flat, thin, pale brown in color.

Leaf Arrangement

 Margin_Entire Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Flower, Seeds, Leaf.

Medicinal uses:

Leprosy, Asthma, Joint pain, Diabetic, Eye diseases, Skin diseases, gonorrhea, diabetes and gout.

Chemical content:

Flavanoids, Proantho cyanisidin, Butanol, anthraquinones, tannins.

Medicinal properties:


How to prepare medicines:

Flowers kept in water and drank to reduce blood sugar, Liver problems etc.

It is used as a natural insulin booster, it can be used as a herbal tea

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