A Review of Health-Promoting Properties of Cassia occidentalis





Cassia occidentalis, Pharmacological Activities


Cassia occidentalis is a widespread and widely utilized plant. It grows in the southern parts of India. It belongs to the Sakavarga family of medicinal plants, including spices, vegetables, and herbs. This herb, known as Kasamarda in Sanskrit, is effective for treating skin disorders, relieving constipation, and curing worm-related diseases. It has an antiallergic, antibacterial, antidote for poison, blood purifier, antifungal, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, psoriasis, melanoblast cell line leprosy, and hepatoprotective properties. The chemicals include Achrosin, aloe emodin, cassia occidental I, Cassia occidental II, emodin, anthraquinones, anthrones, apigenin, guaranty obtain, campesterol, cassiollin, chrysophanic acid, chrysarobin, chrysophanol, chrysoberyl. Its aerial portions have favorable physicochemical qualities with high nutritional value, such as increased energy, crude fibers, and vitamin levels. The data from X-ray fluorescence spectrophotometry revealed that the sample is rich in minerals, particularly Fe, Ca, K, and Mn. Furthermore, minerals such as Mg, Zn, Cu, Na, P, and S are abundant and demonstrate the nutritional value of the chosen material. Flavonoids, alkaloids, lignin, tannins, and phenols are abundant in the plant sample. The present study will highlight all the properties and therapeutic uses, toxicological studies, nutrition value, and mainly the pharmacological activities of C. occidentalis.


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Sai Koteswar Sarma D, Deepak Kumar, Vyshnavi V, Naveen N, Shaik Fousia, & Vishnu Vardhan S. (2023). A Review of Health-Promoting Properties of Cassia occidentalis. Future Journal of Pharmaceuticals and Health Sciences, 3(2), 118–125. https://doi.org/10.26452/fjphs.v3i2.413



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