Cassia tora Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Cassia tora Linn. is aslo known as Cassia foetida Salisb, Cassia Obtusifolia Linn, Cassia tagera Lamk., belongs to Caesalpiniaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Damul Akbar, Sanabri.
The English Names for this herb are Ringworm Plant, Spider Flower.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Panwar, Qalb, Sing seweyah.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Cassia tora Linn. are Anti-spasmodic, Aperient, Blood Purifier, Detersive, Expectorant, Purgative, Tonic.


  • Tonic

  • Leaves:
  • Aperient
  • Expectorant

  • Indications

    The Indications of Seeds of Cassia tora Linn. are Skin Diseases, Leprosy, Psoriasis, Habitual Constipation, Hypertension, Foul Ulcers, Corneal ulcers, Cheloid Tumors, Acute Conjuctivitis, Dizziness due to Hypertension.

    The Indications of Leaves of Cassia tora Linn. are Bronchitis, Skin Diseases, Paralysis, Asthma, Whooping Cough, Hemiplegia, Plague, Foul Ulcers, Feverish Attacks in Children.

    The Indications of Roots of Cassia tora Linn. are Plague, Ringworm.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Cassia tora Linn..


    The Temperament of Cassia tora Linn. is 2nd order, warm and dry.

    Available Brands

    No Brand information is available for Cassia tora Linn..

    Compound Preparations

    Cassia tora Linn. is used in the preparation of Safuf Bars compounds.


    Whole Herb1.000g - 3.000g

    Herb's Description

    Cassia tora Linn.. A large erect annual shrub-like herb; leaves 5-10 cm stalked; stipules 2 cm, linear, soon falling; main leaf stalk grooved, conical gland between the lowest pair of 6 leaflets, 2.5-5.0 cm long, oblong-ovate with a broad triangular tip, Obliquely round at the base; flowers 1.3 cm long, bright yellow, in nearly sessile axillary pairs; caVyx divided at the base into 5 lobes; petals 5, nearly equal; pods 20-25 cm nearly cylindrical, divided by oblique partitions, sutures broad; seeds JO-35, flattened, brown

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in China, Coloumbia, India, indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, North America, Pakistan, Philippines, Spain, Tanzania.. Common in Wastelands and forest margins.
    Seeds: Slightly Bitter,Mucilagenous


    No information regarding Cassia tora Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Cassia tora Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Cassia tora Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Excessive use is described as harmful for intestine.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Cassia tora Linn.. (work in progress)