Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
An overall view of cassia species phytochemical constituents and its pharmacological uses
Author(s): B Lavanya, A Maheswaran, N Vimal, K Vignesh, KY Uvarani, R Varsha
Abstract: Aim: In this study we will see about the approved cassia species, and an important cassia species and the detailed study of some important cassia species (common name, phytochemical constituents and its pharmacological effects). Cassia is a large genus of around 5000 species. Cassia is annual under shrub mainly present in tropical countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and West-China. Cassia mainly contains Anthraquinone glycosides, flavonoids, tannins, sterols, proteins and gums. Many cassia species are mainly used for its antimicrobial activity, antioxidant activity and laxative effect. Cassia species is mainly used by people against various skin diseases such as ringworm, eczemaand scabies and as a natural pesticide in organic farms.