Cassia tora L.-A Potent Herb for Cure of Skin Diseases
Tripathi S.C., Srivastava Manjulla
P.G. Department of Botany, Kisan P.G. College, Bahmich-271 801 (U.P.), e-mail: email@example.com.
This communication records ethnomedicinal significance of Cassia tora L. belonging to family (Leguminosae) and subfamily Caesalpinoidae. During field survey in July and August 2006 in tribal areas of district Bahraich, i.e. Lohari, Wrdia, Jaliha, and Bali villages, the plant was found frequently growing. It is commonly called as "Chakvar" by tribal and rural people of the area. The local tribal people use this plant for the cure of several ailments, but this herbaceous flora is commonly used for cure of skin diseases, such as Ringworm, Itch, Eczema, Scabies, Sores and Cutaneous disease. The above gathered information was experimented on various people of the study area, suffering from above mentioned diseases, so as to confirm the aforesaid findings.