An Overview, Dermatological Uses, Side effects and Risk factor
Latin name: Cassia tora
Sushruta samhita: ऊर्ध्वभागहर
English name: Ringworm plant
Hindi name: चकवड़, पवाँड़
Parts used: Leaves, Seeds, Roots. Fruit is gentler than leaf.
It is a perennial plant that grows up to 90 Cm. It grows in temperate climate.
Anthraquinones, Cadherine, Anthrones, Rhein, Chrysophanol, Emodin, Glucose, Galactose, Linoleic acid, Palmitic acid, Minerals, Sitosterol.
Cadherine plays a vital role in cell adhesion.
Mode of action:
- Kapha Vata shamak
- External application peels off the skin and counteracts poison
- Antiviral, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial
- Nervine tonic
- Laxative, Anthelmintic, Hepatoprotective
- Cardio tonic
- Snake bite
- External application in Skin diseases, Eczema, Seborrheic dermatitis, Leprosy, Ringworm
- Constipation, Irritable bowel syndrome, Piles, Colic, Bloating
- Leprosy, Ringworm
- Hair problems
Side effects and Risk factors:
- Stomach discomfort, cramps.
- Don’t use it for more than two weeks. Long term use can cause bowel function disorders, heart function disorders, muscle weakness, liver damage, and other harmful effects.
- LIKELY UNSAFE for children under 2 years of age.
- LIKELY SAFE in Pregnancy and Breast feeding for short term use.
– Dr Malika Ahuja