Cassia auriculata Linn

Family ► Caesalpiniaceae.

Habitat ► Wild in dry regions of Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan. Cultivated in other parts of India.

English ► Tanner's Cassia.

Ayurvedic ► Aaavartaki, Aaadaari. Unani ► Tarwar. Siddha/Tamil ► Aavaarai. Folk ► Tarwar.

Action ► Roots—used in skin diseases and asthma. Flowers enter into compounds for diabetes, urinary disorders and nocturnal emissions.

Pod husk contains nonacosane and nonacosan-6-one, chrysophanol, emodin and rubiadin.

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