Iahas-Chakramarda-Cassia tora

Chakramarda (Cassia tora)


Chakramarda Scientific Name

Cassia tora Linn.

Chakramarda Other Names

English: RingWorm Plant, Fetid Cassia, Fetid Senna, Sickle Senna, Wild Senna, Senna tora
Hindi: Pavand, Punwad, Punwadia, Chakavar, Chakunda, Pamad, Panevar
Sanskrit: Edagaja, Dadrughna, Chakramarda, Chakramardah
Tamil: Vshittgarai, Senavu, Tagarai
Chinese: Jue ming zi

What is Chakramarda?

Chakramarda can be naturally found throughout the tropics, including India, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. It normally grows like a weed on roadsides and other dry regions. Chakramarda is mainly known in Ayurveda, for its therapeutic effect in treating ringworms. The seeds are febrifuge, tonic, and purgative. A decoction of the powdered seeds is a mild purgative. The roasted seeds are an excellent diuretic. Chakramarda is a nutritive and toxin remover, and it fights skin diseases and respiratory allergies. The leaves of the plant are used in the treatment of Malaria, chronic inflammation of the skin, and other skin diseases.

Common forms of Chakramarda

Seeds, Leaves, Whole Plant, Powder

Chakramarda is commonly used for:

  • Treating abdominal disorders
  • Treating blood disorders
  • Relieving constipation
  • Treating dyspnea
  • Treating hemiplegia
  • Reducing inflammation (including glandular swellings)
  • Treating obesity
  • Treating skin diseases
  • Treating urticaria
  • Treating venereal diseases

Chakramarda Dosage

Seed Powder: 1-3 gram
Leaf Juice: 5-10 ml

Chakramarda Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: If it is taken in excess amounts, side effects may include less Red Blood Cells, reduced weight and dehydration. In males, it may cause the reduction in sperm count.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Avoid use.
Children: Not known.
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