Botanical name : Cassia tora Linn.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Chakramarda, Prapunnada, Prepanda, Meshalochana, Chakri
Rasa : Katu, Madhura
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Fetid cassia
Hindi : Chakavad, Papamd
Malayalam : Chakratakara, Takara, Cheru takara
Distribution – Throughout India found abundantly in wasteland, roadsides as a weed.
An erect annual herb, grows up to 90 cm in height. Leaves are compound, paripinnate with 3 pairs of leaflets, obovate-oblong; flowers yellow, in subsessile pairs, found in leaf axils; fruits long septate pods with 10-15 seeds per pods.
Plant pacifies vitiated tridosha, skin diseases, dandruff, constipation, cough, hepatitis, fever, and hemorrhoids.
Useful part : Leaves, seeds.