CASSIA TORA LINN.: AN OVERVIEWAbstract
Cassia tora Linn. (Family: Leguminosae) is well known plant widely distributed in India and other tropical countries. It is an annual under shrub and grows in wild wasteland. Different parts of the plant (Leaves, seed, and root) are reputed for their medicinal value. It is well recognized traditional medicine as laxative and is useful for treatment of leprosy, ringworm infection, ophthalmic, skin diseases and liver disorders. Several chemical compounds such as Anthraquinone glycosides, Naphthopyrone glycosides, Phenolic compounds, Flavonoids etc. have been isolated from this plant. The present review summarizes the scientific information of various aspects of Cassia tora plant used in traditional system of medicine for variety of purpose.
Harshal A. Pawar* and Priscilla M. D’mello
Principal, K. M. Kundnani College of Pharmacy, Plot No. 23, Jole Joy Building, Rambhau Salgaokar Marg, Cuffe Parade, Colaba, Mumbai-400005, Maharashtra, India
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