Tanners Cassia

The Scientific name of Tanners Cassia: Cassia auriculata

Name of Tanners Cassia in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Vibhandi, Manodnya, Mahada, Carmaranga, Vamavarta, Mahajalini, Pitapushpa, Taravar.

English: Senna flower

Hindi: Avartaki

Malayalam: Aveeram- ആവീരം.

Tamil: Avaram poo

Plant Description of Tanners Cassia:-

Avaram-Senna is a shrub with many branches and leaves that are alternate, numerous, closely placed, and 8.8 to 12.5 cm long and dull green, the bark is cinnamon brown in color. Its flowers are bisexual, bright yellow in color and large its size is approximately 5 cm long, The fruit is like bean and contains 20-25 seeds its size is about 7.5 to 11 cm long, 1.5 cm wide, it is flat, thin, pale brown in color.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Even-pinnate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Flower, Seeds, Leaf.

Medicinal uses:

Leprosy, Asthma, Joint pain, Diabetic, Eye diseases, Skin diseases, gonorrhea, diabetes and gout.

Chemical content:

Flavanoids, Proantho cyanisidin, Butanol, anthraquinones, tannins.

Medicinal properties:


Ayurveda Uses -Tanners Cassia

Tanners Cassia, scientifically known as Senna auriculata, is an herbal plant commonly found in India and Sri Lanka. It holds significance in traditional Ayurvedic and Siddha medicine systems. Here are some of its common uses:

  1. Diabetes Management: Tanners Cassia is believed to have anti-diabetic properties. It is used to help regulate blood sugar levels.
  2. Digestive Health: It is used as a digestive tonic and is believed to aid in the digestion process.
  3. Menstrual Disorders: Tanners Cassia is used to regulate menstrual cycles and alleviate symptoms associated with menstruation.
  4. Urinary Tract Health: It is believed to have diuretic properties, helping in maintaining urinary tract health.
  5. Anti-inflammatory: The herb is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful in conditions involving inflammation.
  6. Skin Disorders: Tanners Cassia is used in traditional medicine to treat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
  7. Respiratory Support: It is used in respiratory conditions like cough and cold due to its expectorant properties.
  8. Liver Health: Tanners Cassia is used to support liver health and treat disorders related to the liver.
  9. Detoxification: It is believed to aid in the detoxification process by purifying the blood.
  10. Antimicrobial: Tanners Cassia possesses antimicrobial properties that can help in fighting infections.

Always consult a qualified healthcare professional or an Ayurvedic practitioner before using Tanners Cassia for medicinal purposes. They can provide guidance on proper dosage, preparation, and potential interactions with other medications or conditions.

How to prepare medicines:

Flowers kept in water and drank to reduce blood sugar, Liver problems etc., It is used as a natural insulin booster, it can be used as a herbal tea

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