Senna auriculata (L.) Roxb. (= Cassia auriculata L.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 89

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Senna auriculata (L.) Roxb. (= Cassia auriculata L.)
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Senna auriculata (L.) Roxb. (= Cassia auriculata L.) 

Names.

Myanmar: peik-thingat. English: avaram, mataran tea, Tanner’s cassia, Tanner’s tea.

Range.

Pakistan Madhya Pradesh and Western Peninsula, India, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Uses.

Bark: Used as an astringent. Leaf and Pod: Sometimes an adulterant of senna. Seed: Used as a refrigerant.

Notes.

In India a decoction of the whole plant is used for diabetes and diuresis; the bark is astringent in skin diseases, also used for sore throat (gargle); the leaf and fruit are anthelmintic; a decoction of the flower buds, or whole plant, is used for diabetes and diuresis; the seed is used for ophthalmia, diabetes and chylous urine, as well as for conjunctivitis (finely powdered decorticated seeds as dusting powder); and the root is astringent ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991).

References.

Perry (1980), Forest Department (1999).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Senna