Technical Specification – Cassia Tora Seedsr
|Used for Stabiliser, Binding & Gelling, Thickening.|
Applications:Used for conjunctival congestion and blurred vision:
Being so bitter and cold as to purge heat and so sweet and salty as to replenish yin (body fluids), this herb can not only clear and purge fire from the liver, but also nourish the liver and the kidneys. As the liver has its orifices open on the eyes and the pupils correspond to the kidneys, this herb is excellent for the improvement of eyesight and can be used for eye ailments of both the excess and deficiency types. It is often used together with self-heal spica (Spica Prunellae), cape jasmine fruit (Fructus Gardeniae), etc., for conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelids and is continued over the forepart of the eyeball) and photophobia, or intolerance to light, due to fire of excess types in the liver channel.
It is also often used together with chrysanthemum, mulberry leaves, etc., for headache with conjunctival congestion due to upward attacks of pathogenic wind-heat. It is frequently used together with milk vetch seed (Semen Astragali Complanati), etc., for blurred vision due to yin deficiency of the liver and kidneys.Used for constipation due to intestinal dryness:
With its cool and moistening properties, this herb can clear heat from the bowels and loosen them to relieve constipation. It is often used with hemp seed, Mongolian snake gourd seed (Semen Trichosanthis), etc., for constipation due to interior heat and intestinal dryness.
In addition, Ju Ming Jiang Ya Pian made from this herb in combination with chrysanthemum has a certain curative effect on high blood pressure, and sickle senna seed decoction, syrup and tablets are effective for hyperlipemia, the presence of excess fat or lipids in the blood.Dosage and Administration:
6-12 g. Decoct the ingredients for drinking. They should not be decocted for a long time if it is to be used to relieve constipation.Cautions on Use:
This herb should be avoided by anyone who has qi (energy) deficiency with loose stools.Modern Researches:
The fresh seed of this plant contains chrysophanol, obtusin, aurantio-obtusin, etc., as well as vitamin A. The anthra-glucoside it contains has a laxative effect. It can also contract the uterus. Cassia seed water infusion can inhibit dermatomyces, while its alcohol infusion can inhibit staphylococcus, bacillus diphtheriae, bacillus coli, typhoid and paratyphoid bacillus.
Cassia seed is the dried ripe seed of Cassia obtusifolia L. or Cassia tora L. (Leguminosae). Its pharmaceutical name is Semen Cassiae. The ripe legume is collected in autumn and dried in the sun, then the seed is trapped out and removed from foreign matter. Its main constituents include derivatives of anthraquinone (incl. chrysophanol, emodin, rhein, etc.) and fixed oil. As a food and medicinal herb, cassia seed is on “The List of Both Food and Medicinal Herb” issued by Chinese authority.
Cassia Tora Tea is a herb, pure, natural, non-polluted green health beverage. In Korea, it is believed to refresh your eye-vision. Also, Cassia Tora Tea has created a new term “Coffee-Tea” due to its mysterious, but very mouthful taste. It is made of 100% cassia tora with no artificial coloring and no caffeine. It could be a great substitute for coffee and other sodas.Action & Uses
Nucilaginous, aperient. Externally germicide & antiparasitic.
They have a maturant and anodyne action. They are used in treating skin diseases leprosy & psoriasis. Also used in snakebite. Of late it is used as a substitute for coffee bean. It gives the same aroma as coffee and caffeine content is very less compared to coffee.
Agriculture – Completed
Utilization of Cassia Tora as Fodder & Feed: Ingredient for cultivable carps Artificial feeding is one of the important requirements for increasing fish production in composite fish culture. Several ingredients, both of plant and animal origin, are being used in preparing artificial feeds for carps. For rich production to be profitable, cheap and nutritious. From this point of view, Cassia tora looks promising as a suitable fodder or as a feed ingredient for carps. Cassia tora is a legumninous weed, growing luxuriously in several parts of India, during the period of May to October The leaves are at present not being put to any major use. Even cattle do not forage on this plant. Interestingly, fishermen in inland areas have observed certain carps feeding on Cassi a tora growing within low lying areas. Thus, there appears to be good scope for utilising the weed, as fodder, and also as a suitable feed ingredient in the diet of carps. This weed could become a reliable cheap supply of nutritious fodder for the phytophagus grass crap, Ctenopharyngodonidella which is a fast growing exotic carp.
The leaves of Cassia tora on analysis was found to contain 25 to 30% crude protein and 7-10% of fat, on dry weight basis. The percentage edible part of the plant varies from 30 to 40. Acceptability tests were conducted, where a set of grass carp yearling were provided with fresh Cassia tora in bundles. It was observed that grass carp consumed the weed readily and fully, leaving only the mid-rib part of the leaves.
Cassia Tora Tea is a herb, pure, natural, non-polluted green health beverage. In Korea, it is believed to refresh your eye-vision. Also, Cassia Tora Tea has created a new term “Coffee-Tea” due to its mysterious, but very mouthful taste. It is made of 100% cassia tora with no artificial coloring and no caffeine. It could be a great substitute for coffee and other sodas.