Cassia grandis Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
appleblossom cassia coral shower horse cassia pink shower

Cassia grandis, one of several species called Pink Shower Tree, and known as Carao in Spanish, is a flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, native to the neotropics, that grows up to 30 m. The species is distributed from southern México, to Venezuela and Ecuador. It grows in forests and open fields at lower elevations, and is known to be planted as an ornamental.

Cassia grandis

Medical use

Economic importance of Cassia grandis

Environmental ornamental
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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Caribbean: Cuba ; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Montserrat; Puerto Rico
    • Mesoamerica: Central America
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Western South America: Colombia; Peru - Loreto

Biological activities

Antibacterial
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Antiherpetic
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Antileukemic
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Antisalmonella
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Antiseptic
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Antistaphylococcic
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Antitumor
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Antiviral
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Arylamine-N-Acetyltransferase-Inhibitor
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Calcium-Antagonist
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Candidicide
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Cathartic
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Cytotoxic
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Estrogenic
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Fungicide
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Genotoxic
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Laxative
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Mutagenic
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Pesticide
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Purgative
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Termitifuge
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Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
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Tuberculostatic
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Chemicals detected

Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]