Author(s): Rakesh Bansidhar Dubey *, Balaji Sopanrao Sawant
Cassia tora (C. tora) is a small shrub growing as weed in Asian and African countries. It is a known edible leafy vegetable taken up by Asians. It has been traditionally used in ringworm infection over the years. Leaflets and seeds are the primary parts used for medicinal purposes. Different parts of C. tora have found application in Indian and Chinese medicine. The medicinal effects are well documented in many publications. The present article is aimed to provide a broad overview of pharmacognosy, phytochemistry.