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Biological Name: Cassia toraCassia

Other Names: Jue ming zi, Prapanna, Cassia, Takara, chakramarda, cassia seed, chakunda

Additional Info: The herb is indigenous to dry areas of India. Employed in Ayurvedic medicine, and Chinese medicine.

Elements Applied: Roots, seeds, and leaves are commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Used For: The herb is used to treat constipation, decrease bad cholesterol in blood, treat high blood pressure, fight bacterial infections, and reduce fevers.

As a topical remedy the herb is used for skin bacterial infections.

Internally the herb is applied to treat constipation.

Leaves and seeds are especially beneficial for leprosy, and skin conditions. Leaf decoction (one part of leaves to ten parts of liquid) is used for fevers associated with teeth eruption in infants. The herb is additionally employed for skin eruptions and itching, if combined with lime juice.

Leaves contain bulk of nutritional substances and have a pleasant taste.

If employed in form of poultice the leaves treat joint pains, sciatica, and gout. Seeds can be drunk as a coffee and tea alternative.

In conventional Chinese medicine the herb is employed for eye diseases. It improves vision, reduces pains, light sensitivity, redness, congestion, and itchiness. It may also be applied in case of headaches and eye problems associated with liver dysfunction. Additionally, it’s successfully used for constipation of recurrent character, linked with liver dysfunction. It has been revealed to lower arterial tension and reduce cholesterol in blood.

Preparation and Intake: The herb is applied in form of oil, poultice, paste, and decoction. The common dose is 6 to 12 grams.

Safety: Cassia seeds are not recommended to people suffering from lethargy or diarrhea. They should not be mixed with cannabis seed as well.