Botanical Name : : CASSIA AUGUSTIFOLIA
Family Name: : CAESALPINACEAE
Common Name: : SENNA, INDIAN SENNA, TINNERVELLY SENNA, CASSIA SENNA
Part Used : Pods,Stems, Leaves
Habitat : Cultivated in dry lands of Southern & Western India, and indegenous to Arabia.
Uses : It is recognised by British and US pharmacopoeias. It is useful in habitual costiveness. It lowers bowels, increases peristaltic movements of the colon by its local action upon the intestinal wall. It is used as expectorant, wound dresser, antidysentric, carminative and laxative.