Cassia Tora Seed

About Cassia Tora Seed

Cassia Tora seed is very hard seeds. It is also bold and small. Cassia plant grows in India after monsoon which comes in June or July. Cassia tora seeds will be collected by poor people from forest in November – December. The Cassia plant mainly grows in the tropical regions of India and is commercially supplied in bulk from regions of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh also some part of Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Cassia Tora is a wild crop plant that belongs to the Caesalpinaceae plant family and genus Cassia

These seeds are also shiny and are duly machine cleaned. The plant is known for its significant medicinal value. The seeds are bitter and salty in flavour, slightly cold in nature.

Cassia Tora Seed or Jue Ming Zi in Chinese, or the ripe seed of sickelpod cold nature of the fruit is excellent for cooling down the body. Cassia Tora Seed is highly valued in ancient Chinese herb.

Uses

The parts like roots, seeds and leaves of this plant can be used in curing various health problems and diseases.

The Cassia Tora Seed, ripe seed of sickle pod, is a highly valued ancient Chinese herb. As defined in Ayurveda these seeds of Cassia Tora are great laxatives, ophthalmics, anthelmintics and expectorants. Its main constituents include derivatives of anthraquinone, chrysophanol, emodin, rhein and fixed oil.. Used as aperients and purgatives the seeds are help to loosen the bowels to relieve constipation.

Traditionally, the leaves of Chakvad are popular as potherb. It has been reported that Cassia tora contains chrysophanic acid-9-anthrone which is an important fungicide.

However when Cassia Tora is used together with self-heal Spica Prunellae and Cape jasmine fruit (Fructus Gardeniae) can be god remedy for conjunctivitis or inflammation of the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelids and is continued over the forepart of the eyeball. This can even cure photophobia, or intolerance to light, due to fire of excess types in the liver channel. It is frequently used together with milk vetch seed or Semen Astragali Complanati for blurred vision due to yin deficiency of the liver and kidneys. The sickle senna seed decoction, syrup and tablets is most effective for hyperlipemia, the presence of excess fat or lipids in the blood.

The modern researches reveal that the fresh seed of this plant contains chrysophanol, obtusin, aurantio-obtusin and vitamin A. It contains anthra-glucoside which is known for its laxative effect. Cassia seed mixture with water can inhibit dermatomyces, while its alcohol infusion is known to inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms like staphylococcus, bacillus diphtheriae, bacillus coli, typhoid and paratyphoid bacillus.

Specification

Botanical Name Cassia Obtusifolia, Cassia Tora
Local Name : Puwad, Chakunda, Cassia, Tora, Sickle Senna, Sickle Pod, Coffee Pod, Tovara, Chakvad, Foetid Cassia,
Colour : Light Brown ( like coffe )
Size : 0.3 to 0.4 cm.
Ash Content : 5 % (max.)
Heavy Metal :
Iron : 50 ppm (max.)
Arsenic : Nill
E-Coli : Absent
Packing : 50 kg. Bag packing
Family Name : Caesalpinaceae
Other Names : Cassia Semen, Cassia seed, Jue Ming Zi, Cassia Tora, Latin Semen Cassiae
English Names : foetid cassia, the sickle senna and wild senna.
In India : This plant is named differently in different Indian languages for example it is known as Kuvadio, and Chakramard in Gujrati; Tarota, and Takla in Marathi; Edanchi, Chakunda, and Chatkaataa in Bengali; Takrike in Kannada; Tagare, and Vindu in Tamil; Takar in Malayalam; Tantyamu, and Tagarish in Telugu; and Chakunda in Oriya.

Packaging

  • 50 kg net strong HDPE bags with inside liner

Application

  • The fruit is excellent for cooling down the body
  • Used as a coffee substitute.
  • Cassia Tora Seed has also been credited as an eyesight booster.
  • Cassia Tora can also help by removing intensive heat from the liver and improving vision, moisturizing intestine and easing the bowels.
  • Great help for losing weight as well.
  • The root is used in snakebite.
  • The dried and fresh leaves are used in northern Nigeria in the treatment of ulcers, ring worm and other parasitic skin diseases.
  • Cassia tora seeds can be roasted and ground to be used as a coffee substitute.
  • The dehydrated seed of Cassia plant has good protein, it can be used as a full of protein feed for livestock and birds.
  • It is also used as fodder for animals and as a feed ingredient for carps.
  • The leaf extracts of the plant showed anti-bacterial activity. Antiviral activity, particularly against Newcastle disease virus and Vaccinia virus.