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Cassia occidentalis

(Common name:- Coffee senna)

Classification

Cassia occidentalis

Coffee senna is a plant that is naturalized in most parts of tropical South America and Amazon.

History

Coffee senna is a plant that is naturalized in most parts of tropical South America and Amazon.

It is also indigenous to Brazil and areas with warmer climates like south, north and Central America.

Coffee senna has a long history when it was used for various things. But specifically it is used as medicinal herb in many parts of world.

Plant Description

Cassia occidentalis is tropical annual plant and having leathery compound leaves. This plant grows upto 6 inches tall.

This herb has large seed pods which are dark brown and slightly curved containing number of seeds.

The seeds are olive brown and sometimes used as substitute of coffee.

Cultivation

Cassia is frequently naturalized in all parts of tropical America and usually found as weed in waste lands and dry areas.



Parts Used

Roots, leaves and seeds.

Constituents

The chief constituents in this herb are achrosine, aloe-emodin, anthraquinones, anthrones, apigenin, aurantiobtusin, campesterol, cassiollin, chryso-obtusin, chrysophanic acid, chrysarobin, chrysophanol, chrysoeriol, emodin, essential oils, funiculosin, galactopyranosyl, helminthosporin, islandicin, kaempferol, lignoceric acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, mannitol, mannopyranosyl, matteucinol, obtusifolin, obtusin, oleic acid, physcion, quercetin, rhamnosides, rhein, rubrofusarin, sitosterols, tannins, and xanthorin.

Uses

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