Synonyms: Cassia alata L.
Family: Fabaceae - Pea family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Dadmardan, Dadmari.
Tribal Name: Delong pata (Chakma), Puishibang (Marma), Skly-asi (Khumi), Daud (Rakhaing), Dawod; Dadmordon (Tripura).
English Name: Ringworm shrub.
A soft wooded shrub with thick downy branches. Leaf rachis long, stout, channeled; leaflets 10-12 pairs, oblong, obtuse, glabrous. Racemes stout with yellow flower.
Leaves and fruits contain anthraquinone glycosides, chrysophanol, emodin, rhein, aloe-emodin and chrysophanic acid. Leaves also contain essential oil composed of sesquiterpene and phenolic compounds, a xanthone, cassiollin (pinselin), kaempferol, 6-OH-musizin glycoside and tinnevellin glycoside. Root contains quinine pigments (Ghani, 2003; Asolkar et al., 1992).
Cassia alata L.
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts, and sporadically throughout the country.
Return from Senna alata (L.) Roxb. to Ethnobotany Plants profile.