Senna occidentalis

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Uses As Per Literature: 

The seeds are dried, roasted then ground into a powder and used as a coffee substitute. Young leaves, immature seedpods and flowers are steamed and eaten as a vegetable.
Source: Useful Tropical Plants Database 2014

Traditional Uses: 

The leaves are used in the treatment of fever, stomach ache and boil. The roots are also used in the treatment of dysmenorrhoea and measles.
Seeds are used to treat hypertension.

Plant Category: 
Medicinal Plants
Disease Treated: 
  • Fever
  • Stomach ache
  • Boil
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Measles
  • Hypertension