Latin Name

Cassia tora

English Name

Ring worm plant

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Seeds and Leaves
(बीज, पत्र)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It is popularly used herb in skin diseases. External application with seeds is used in skin disorders with itching, rash and discoloration like urticaria. It has anthelmintic and mild purgative properties hence used in worm infestation, constipation. It is used in respiratory disorders due to its expectorant action. It is used in treatment of obesity due to its curetting action.

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