Botanical Name: Cassia auriculata Linn
Sanskrit Name: Aavartaki, Arbur
English Name: Tanner's cassia
Family: Leguminosae
Occurrence: Wateland, roadside.
Habit: Herb
Parts used:

Flowers, seeds, leaves.


Medicinal uses:

Bark and root are astringent to the bowels. Root is used in skin diseases. Leaves and fruits are anthelminic. Seeds are used in ophthalmia, conjunctivitis, diabetes and chylous urine.


Chemical constituents :

 

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Bark contains 15 to 19% tannin.