Cassia angustifolia

Botanical Name Cassia angustifolia
Common Name Senna
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Fabales
Family: Caesalpiniaceae
Genus: Cassia
Species: angustifolia
Part used Pods, Fruits, Stems, Leaves
Medicinal Properties Laxative and purgative.
Medicinal Use It is used in constipation, loss of appetite, hepatomegaly, spleenomegaly, skin diseases, indigestion, malaria, jaundice and anaemia.
ChemistryPods:sennosides A and B, sennidin-8.8-diglucoside, glycosides of rhein and chrysophanic acid, aloe-emodin, emodin glucoside. Fruits:oxymethyl-anthraquinone. Leaves: flavanols, isorhamnetin, kaempferol, rhein, emodin and sennosides A, B,C and D.
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatWestern Rajasthan(Jodhpur)
DescriptionA small shrub, 61-91 cm in height. Leaves paripinnate: leaflets in 7-8 pairs, glabrous, yellowish-green. Flowers yellow. Pods greenish-brown to dark-brown, 3.4 to 6.8 cm long and 1.9 cm broad. Seeds 5-7, obovate, smooth, dark-brown.