CASSIA TORA also Known as QFoetid Cassia, Tora, Sickle Senna, Sickle Pod, Coffee Pod, Tovara, Chakvad.
Cassia Tora

Cassia Tora

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Cassia Tora
Caesalpinaceae
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Grows in dry soil throughout tropical parts of india.
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Foetid Cassia, Tora, Sickle Senna, Sickle Pod, Coffee Pod, Tovara, Chakvad.

Uses & Benefits of Cassia Tora

Cassia Tora is used as a coffee substitute and has a maturing and anodyne action. It is very useful in treating skin diseases like ringworm and itching or body scratch and psoriasis.
The alcoholic or vinegar maceration of pounded fresh leaves is used externally to treat eczema and dermatomycosis.
Decoction of the fruit of Cassia Tora is used in the treatment of fever.
Since the herb acts as a kapha and vata dosha suppressant, it acts as a nerve tonic.
It is consumed in worm infestation and cures the infection occurring in the body.
Cassia Tora acts as a liver stimulant, mild laxative and heart tonic.
The herb helps the body in maintaining the normal level of cholesterol.
Its paste is used for treating skin ailments and also for getting rid of chronic diseases.
Cassia Tora proves worthwhile in treating piles and hemorrhoids as well as relieving the pain caused on excretion.
Its powder proves useful in combating indigestion, toning up heart muscles and purifying blood.
The juice extracted from its leaves is used in case of skin ailments, rashes and allergies. It is also used as an antidote in case of various poisonings.
The leaves ad seeds of Cassia Tora are useful in leprosy, flatulence, colic, dyspepsia, constipation, cough, bronchitis and cardiac disorders