OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

THE PROBABLE MEDICINAL USAGE OF CASSIA TORA: AN OVERVIEW

Santosh Kumar Shukla, Anand Kumar, Marcelle Terrence, Joshua Yusuf, Vivek Pratap Singh and Manish Mishra

DOI : 10.3844/ojbsci.2013.13.17

OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

Volume 13, Issue 1

Pages 13-17

Abstract

Cassia tora (C. tora) is a small shrub budding as weed in Asian and African countries. It is a known edible leafy vegetable taken up by Asians. From time immemorial, different parts of C. tora have found application in Indian and Chinese medicine. Its varying useful medicinal effects are well documented in many publications. In this review we have compiled the traditional medicinal usage of C. tora which have been confirmed by scientific studies.

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© 2013 Santosh Kumar Shukla, Anand Kumar, Marcelle Terrence, Joshua Yusuf, Vivek Pratap Singh and Manish Mishra. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.