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Senna auriculata (L.) Roxb.
Scientific Synonyms:

Previous name used in the website: Cassia auriculata
Family name: FABACEAE
English name: Tanner's Cassia
Matara Tea
Avaram Senna
Sinhala name: Ranawara (රණවරා)
Tamil name: Avari
Sanskrit name: Avartaki
Adaari
Conservation status: Least concerned (NCS 2012)
Description: A large shrub with very thick, finely downy branches. Leaves alternate, pinnate, 30-60 cm long; leaflets 8-12 pairs,each 5-15 cm long. Flowers in pedunculate racemes, irregular, yellow with a darker veins. Pod long, ligulate, with a broasd wing down the middle of each valve, membranous,10-20 cm long and 1.3-1.6 cm broad with about 5 seeds.
Native Distribution Status: Native
Edible parts: Young Leaves & Flowers
Treatment for: Skin diseases
Excessive bleeding
Excessive thirst
Dysentery
Diabetes mellitus
Parts used in Treatment: Flowers
Bark
Leaves
Roots
Fruits
Related Medical Properties: Enhances clear complexion and body skin
Further Information: Kew Garden’s Medicinal Plant Names Services




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