Cassia tora Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
foetid cassia Java-bean sickle senna sicklepod sicklepod senna stinking cassia
Cassia tora

Medical use

Economic importance of Cassia tora

Human food pulse
Medicines folklore
Weed potential sed contaminant

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • PACIFIC
    Native
    • Southwestern Pacific: Solomon Islands

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4958 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (5624 ppm)
ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
AGEs-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Seed
Acetylcholinergic
Glucose found in Plant
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Aurantiobtusin found in Seed
Emodin found in Seed
Allergenic
Emodin found in Seed
Mannitol found in Plant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Analgesic
Mannitol found in Plant
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Anemiagenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Fiber found in Sprout Seedling (199000 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (12700 ppm)
Anthelmintic
Mannitol found in Plant
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
AntiMRSA
Emodin found in Seed
Toralactone found in Seed
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Manganese found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antiacne
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Aurantiobtusin found in Seed
Chryso-obtusin found in Seed
Emodin found in Seed
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Seed (50 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Manganese found in Seed (24 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Antialopecic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4958 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiandrogenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4958 ppm)
Antianemic
Copper found in Seed (10 ppm)
Iron found in Seed (50 ppm)
Manganese found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Emodin found in Seed
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (12700 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Copper found in Seed (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Manganese found in Seed (24 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antibacterial
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Chrysophanol found in Seed
Emodin found in Seed
Rhein found in Seed
Anticanker
Iron found in Seed (50 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Rhein found in Seed
Anticariogenic
Rhein found in Seed
Anticataract
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Seed (50 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Anticytomegalovirus
Emodin found in Seed
Rhein found in Seed
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (12700 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Seed (10 ppm)
Fiber found in Sprout Seedling (199000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Manganese found in Seed (24 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiedemic
Glucose found in Plant
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Manganese found in Seed (24 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiestrogenic
Rubrofusarin found in Seed
Toralactone found in Seed
Antifatigue
Copper found in Seed (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (12700 ppm)
Antifeedant
Emodin found in Seed
Antifibrinolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4958 ppm)
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Mannitol found in Plant
Antihangover
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Glucose found in Plant
Lignoceric-acid found in Seed (7400 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Fiber found in Sprout Seedling (199000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (12700 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Copper found in Seed (10 ppm)
Emodin found in Seed
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Mannitol found in Plant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiketotic
Glucose found in Plant
Antilepric
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antileukemic
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Emodin found in Seed
Rubrofusarin found in Seed
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antileukotriene-D4
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Emodin found in Seed
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Seed (50 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Emodin found in Seed
Mannitol found in Plant
Antineoplastic
Emodin found in Seed
Rhein found in Seed
Antinephritic
Mannitol found in Plant
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Seed (10 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Fiber found in Sprout Seedling (199000 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Copper found in Seed (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Manganese found in Seed (24 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Sprout Seedling (5700 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antioxidant
Manganese found in Seed (24 ppm)
Mannitol found in Plant
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4958 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiplaque
Emodin found in Seed
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Rhein found in Seed
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Emodin found in Seed
Antiprostatitic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antiradicular
Mannitol found in Plant
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antisalmonella
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Antisarcomic
Emodin found in Seed
Antiseptic
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Chrysophanol found in Seed
Emodin found in Seed
Physcion found in Seed
Rhein found in Seed
Toralactone found in Seed
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Emodin found in Seed
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Mannitol found in Plant
Potassium found in Seed (12700 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antisprout
Emodin found in Seed
Antistaphylococcic
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Toralactone found in Seed
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (12700 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Manganese found in Seed (24 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antitumor
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Fiber found in Sprout Seedling (199000 ppm)
Rhein found in Seed
Antiulcer
Emodin found in Seed
Fiber found in Sprout Seedling (199000 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Antivaginitic
Emodin found in Seed
Antivaricose
Glucose found in Plant
Antiviral
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Emodin found in Seed
Rhein found in Seed
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Sprout Seedling (5700 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (12700 ppm)
Arylamine-N-Acetyltransferase-Inhibitor
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Astringent
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Bactericide
Toralactone found in Seed
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Sprout Seedling (199000 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (12700 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Emodin found in Seed
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Rubrofusarin found in Seed
COX-2-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Seed
Calcium-Antagonist
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Chrysophanol found in Seed
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Physcion found in Seed
Rhein found in Seed
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Fiber found in Sprout Seedling (199000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Candidicide
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Chrysophanol found in Seed
Rhein found in Seed
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Seed (10 ppm)
Fiber found in Sprout Seedling (199000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (12700 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Seed (12700 ppm)
Cathartic
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Chrysophanol found in Seed
Emodin found in Seed
Physcion found in Seed
Rhein found in Seed
Choleretic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Collagenase-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Seed
Collagenic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Seed (10 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Cosmetic
Stearic-acid found in Seed (5624 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Emodin found in Seed
Rhein found in Seed
Rubrofusarin found in Seed
Deodorant
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Dermatitigenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Differentiator
Emodin found in Seed
Diuretic
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Fiber found in Sprout Seedling (199000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Mannitol found in Plant
Potassium found in Seed (12700 ppm)
Emetic
Anthrone found in Seed
Mannitol found in Plant
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Estrogenic
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Aurantiobtusin found in Seed
Emodin found in Seed
FLavor
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4958 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (5624 ppm)
Flatugenic
Mannitol found in Plant
Fungicide
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Rhein found in Seed
Genotoxic
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Emodin found in Seed
Gonadotropic
Emodin found in Seed
Hemolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4958 ppm)
Hemostat
Chrysophanol found in Seed
Hypercholesterolemic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4958 ppm)
Hyperglycemic
Glucose found in Plant
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Seed (59 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Copper found in Seed (10 ppm)
Fiber found in Sprout Seedling (199000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (5624 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Manganese found in Seed (24 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Emodin found in Seed
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Fiber found in Sprout Seedling (199000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (12700 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Sprout Seedling (199000 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Seed (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Emodin found in Seed
Phosphorus found in Sprout Seedling (5700 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Emodin found in Seed
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Insectifuge
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Irritant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Laxative
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Fiber found in Sprout Seedling (199000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Mannitol found in Plant
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Leucocytogenic
Emodin found in Seed
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Lubricant
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4958 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (5624 ppm)
MMP-2-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Seed
MMP-7-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Seed
MMP-9-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Seed
Memory-Enhancer
Glucose found in Plant
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Mutagenic
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Emodin found in Seed
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
NO-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Seed
Nematicide
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4958 ppm)
Nephrotoxic
Mannitol found in Plant
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Sprout Seedling (5700 ppm)
PGE2-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Seed
PTK-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Seed
Percutaneostimulant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Perfumery
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (5624 ppm)
Pesticide
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Chrysophanol found in Seed
Emodin found in Seed
Mannitol found in Plant
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4958 ppm)
Physcion found in Seed
Rhein found in Seed
Toralactone found in Seed
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Pigment
Chrysophanol found in Seed
Rubrofusarin found in Seed
Prooxidant
Iron found in Seed (50 ppm)
Propecic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (29304 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4958 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (5624 ppm)
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Seed
Protein-Kinase-C-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Seed
Proteinase-Inhibitor
Rhein found in Seed
Purgative
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Chrysophanol found in Seed
Emodin found in Seed
Physcion found in Seed
Rhein found in Seed
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Seed (10 ppm)
Soap
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (4958 ppm)
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Styptic
Emodin found in Seed
Suppository
Stearic-acid found in Seed (5624 ppm)
Sweetener
Mannitol found in Plant
Termitifuge
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Chrysophanol found in Seed
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Emodin found in Seed
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Emodin found in Seed
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
Tuberculostatic
Aloe-emodin found in Seed
Tyrosine-Kinase-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Seed
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Seed (11700 ppm);found in Sprout Seedling (28100 ppm)
Emodin found in Seed
Fiber found in Sprout Seedling (199000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (3180 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (12700 ppm)
Vasorelaxant
Emodin found in Seed
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Seed (31 ppm)
iNOS-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Seed

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Aloe-emodin Seed
Anthrone Seed
Ash Sprout Seedling 99,000
Aurantiobtusin Seed
Calcium Seed 11,700
Sprout Seedling 28,100
Carbohydrates Sprout Seedling 726,000
Carotin Seed
Chryso-obtusin Seed
Chrysophanic-acid-9-anthrone Seed
Chrysophanol Seed
Chrysophanol-1-beta-gentiobioside Seed
Copper Seed 8 10
Emodin Seed
Fat Plant 44,000
Seed 33,000 74,000
Fiber Sprout Seedling 199,000
Glucose Plant
Iron Seed 50
Kaempferol-3-0-sophoroside Leaf
Lignoceric-acid Seed 3,300 7,400
Linolenic-acid Seed 11,913 26,714
Magnesium Seed 3,180
Manganese Seed 24
Mannitol Plant
Myricyl-alcohol Plant
Nor-rubrofusarin Seed
Obtusifolin Seed
Obtusin Seed
Oleic-acid Seed 13,068 29,304
Palmitic-acid Seed 2,211 4,958
Phosphorus Sprout Seedling 5,700
Physcion Seed
Potassium Seed 12,700
Protein Seed 182,000 360,000
Sprout Seedling 132,000
Rhein Seed
Rubrofusarin Seed
Rubrofusarin-6-beta-gentiobioside Seed
Rubrofusarin-gentiobioside Seed
Sitosterol Seed
Sodium Seed 59
Stearic-acid Seed 2,508 5,624
Torachrysone Seed
Toralactone Seed
Zinc Seed 31
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]