Tanners Cassia (Cassia auriculata) is a common tree in Asia, which has been widely used in Indian traditional medicine. The tree grows wildly and found abundantly near the river beds. Tanners Cassia flower, which is called as Tanner’s cassia is bright yellow in color. The dried flowers and buds have many therapeutic benefits. In Ayurveda, Tanners Cassia flower is used for treating diabetes.
Tanners Cassia flower is a natural source of antioxidants. The flower extract contains terpenoids, tannins, flavonoids, saponins, cardiac glycosides and steroids.
The flower extract is proven to have anti-diabetic activity. Consumption of Tanners Cassia flowers in the form of tea or juice lowers blood sugar level. According to a research, consumption of 0.45 g/kg body weight of the Tanners Cassia flower extract for a period of 30 days significantly lowered sugar level.
It fights against fungal and microbial infection. The flower extract contains saponins, which is a natural antimicrobial compound that is used for the treatment of various diseases. Fresh flower extracts fight against microorganisms such as, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Salmonella typhi, Escherichia coli, Vibrio cholera and Shigella dysentrae, which are responsible for causing typhoid, cholera and urinary tract infections.
Prevents Urinary Tract Infections:
Tanners Cassia flowers have properties that prevent urinary tract infection, especially in women. It prevents bacterial growth and is also effective in curing infections. It acts as a detoxifying agent and excretes harmful toxins from the body.
It acts as a laxative that helps prevent constipation. People who suffer from constipation benefit from Tanners Cassia flower tea as it eases bowel movement.
Regulates Menstrual Cycle:
It is useful in regulating menstrual cycle and prevents excessive menstrual flow. Tanners Cassia flower tea is effective for women who experience irregular menstrual cycle.
It helps shed excess fat, maintain healthy body weight and also Senna lowers blood cholesterol levels.
Good for Skin:
Dried Tanners Cassia flower is good for external application and helps treat many skin disorders. It works wonders when used as a face pack. It prevents black spots, treats uneven skin tone and improves skin complexion. Regular use of dried Tanners Cassia flowers keeps the skin blemish free. Tanners Cassia flowers are effective in curing body odor.
Tanners Cassia flower extract is used for the treatment of ulcers and Senna edema in hands and legs. It increases blood production and blood circulation in the body. It also contains properties that fight against acid formation in the body and helps prevent fatigue.