What are the uses of India based Cassia tora Seeds?

Cassia Tora seeds also known as charota in India is a quite useful agro commodity.
It has
1. Medicinal Uses
2. Leisure Uses
3. Industrial and other uses.


1. Cassia Tora seeds (charota) has external germicide and antiparasitic character.
निम्नलिखित बीमारियों, स्थितियों और लक्षणों के उपचार, नियंत्रण, रोकथाम और सुधार के लिए किया जाता है:
Can be used to treat/prevent/control following health situations :

धुंधली दृष्टि ( Eye Sight Issues)
कब्ज (Constipation)
कुष्ठ रोग (Leprous)
दाद (Skin Problem)
पेट फूलना (Swollen Stomach)
खांसी (Cough)
अपच (Indigestion)
हृदय संबंधी विकार (Heart Problems)

2. Cassia tora Seeds can be used to make tea. Its herbal, pure, natural and non-polluted green health beverage. This tea has created a new term “coffee-tea”, because of its mysterious but very rich taste and its coffee aroma as per Wikipedia reference. It is made from 100 percent Cassia tora, with no addition of artificial colour.

cassia tora tea coffee
cassia tora tea coffee

3. It can be used as natural pesticide in organic farms. It also can be better source of nutritious feed for the Grass Carp. It is a A natural gelling agent. Chemical constituents of the seed include cinnamaldehyde, gum, tannins, mannitol, coumarins and essential oils (aldehydes, eugenol and pinene).

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Cassia Tora Seed

Cassia Tora Seed

Botanical name: Cassia Tora

Family Name: Caesulpinaceae

: Plantae

Genus: Cassia

Other Names of Cassia Tora seeds : Foetid Cassia, Tora, Sickle Senna, Wild Senna, Sickle Pod, Coffee Pod, Tovara, Ringworm Plant, Senna Tora, Kuvadia, Puvadia, Tagarai, jue ming zi including cassia tora powder, xanthan gum, Cassia obtusifolia, Caesalpiniaceae, Popular Name(s):- Cassia Tora, Foetid Cassia, Tora, Sickle Senna, Wild Senna,
Sickle Pod, Coffee Pod
Hindi:- Charota and Chakvad
Gujarati:- Puwad , Kawaria
Bengali:- Chakunda
Malayalam:- Chakramandrakam
Sanskrit:- Chakramarda & Dadmari
Chinese, pinyin:-jué míng zi , 决明子
Japanese:- ebisu-gusa, エビスグサ
Korean:- Gyeolmyeongja, 결명자;
Portuguese:- fedegoso

We gather These seeds from various unorganized farmers, cultivators and then we sort them separate them according to industry standards. Then we pack them according to needs of the importers.

Properties of Cassia Tora Seed
– It is a combination of sweet, salt and bitter taste.
– Slightly cold.
– It is much beneficial to the liver, kidney and large intestine.

– In Ayurveda Cassia Tora seed are treated as laxatives, expectorants, ophthalmic, etc.
– It is found to contain derivate of chrysophanol, fixed oil, anthraquinone, etc.
– It is used as an excellent source of cooling down a body.
– Helps in loosening bowel and relief from constipation.
– It is also used as a natural pesticide in organic farms.
– It contains a chrysophanic acid-9-anthrone fungicide.
– It can cure skin diseases like psoriasis, itch, and ringworm.
– It contains anthraquinones for which it is applied in treating weak dejection in childhood teething, constipation and fever as well.
– It is also used to treat blurred vision caused due to yin deficiency in the liver and kidneys by combining with milk.
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An annual fetid herb, with a height of 30 to 90 cm, Cassia Tora is mainly found in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, in India. It has pinnate leaves, which are about 10 cm long. Each leaf has three pairs of leaflets that are opposite, ovate, oblong and oblique at the base. The yellow-colored flowers are bearded in the axel of the leaves. The flowers comprise of five petals, each about a half inch in diameter.