Tora Seed Powder
COMMON NAME: Foetid senna
OTHER NAME: Chakramarda, Ring worm plant.
BOTANICAL NAME: Cassia tora Linn.
PLANT FAMILY: Caesalpiniaceae
OVERVIEW: Cassia tora, a popular Indian medicinal plant, has long been used in Ayurvedic system of medicine. The plant found to possess diverse number of pharmacological activities.
INTRODUCTION: Annual herbs or undershrubs, 1-2 m high. Leaves compound, paripinnate, leaflets 3- pairs, ovate-oblong. Flowers bright yellow, usually in pairs, axillary. Pods long, slender, obliquely septate, 15-25 cm long. Seeds rhombo-hedral, green, 25-30. It is found throughout India.
PHYTOCONSTITUENTS: Hexahydroxy flavones, hydroxycoumarin, auraptenol, euphol, bassel, emodin, rhein, palmatic, isostearic, behenic acids, ethyl arachidate and β-sitosterol (stem bark); palmatic, stearic, linoleic acids (49.1%) (Oil); chrysophanol, physcion, emodin, rubrofusarin and chrysophanic acid-9-anthrone (seeds).
PARTS USED: Seed Powder.
PRECAUTIONS: None known.
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