Health Benefits of Avaram Senna Flower

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What is Avaram Senna?

Avaram Senna (Cassia auriculata) is a common tree in Asia, which has been widely used in Indian traditional medicine. The tree grows wildly and found abundantly near the river beds. Avaram Senna flower, which is called as Tanner’s cassia is bright yellow in color. The dried flowers and buds have many therapeutic benefits. In Ayurveda, Avaram Senna flower is used for treating diabetes.

The wonder flower gives longevity to life. Avaram Senna flower is widely used as a home remedy for skin disorders and body odor. It is also used for the treatment of pain, fever, urinary tract disorders, rheumatism, conjunctivitis, ulcers and liver disease.

Health Benefits of Avaram Senna Flower

Health Benefits of Avaram Senna Flower

Avaram Senna flower is a natural source of antioxidants. The flower extract contains terpenoids, tannins, flavonoids, saponins, cardiac glycosides and steroids.

Helps Treat Diabetes: The flower extract is proven to have anti-diabetic activity. Consumption of avaram Senna flowers in the form of tea lowers blood sugar level. According to a research, consumption of 0.45 g/kg body weight of the avaram Senna flower extract for a period of 30 days significantly lowered sugar level.

Antimicrobial Activity: It fights against fungal and microbial infection. The flower extract contains saponins, which is a natural antimicrobial compound that is used for the treatment of various diseases. Fresh flower extracts fight against microorganisms such as, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Salmonella typhi, Escherichia coli, Vibrio cholera and Shigella dysentrae, which are responsible for causing typhoid, cholera and urinary tract infections.

Avaram Senna for Typhoid

Prevents Urinary Tract Infections: Avaram Senna flowers have properties that prevent urinary tract infection, especially in women. It prevents bacterial growth and is also effective in curing infections. It acts as a detoxifying agent and excretes harmful toxins from the body.

Constipation: It acts as a laxative that helps prevent constipation. People who suffer from constipation benefit from avaram Senna flower tea as it eases bowel movement.

Regulates Menstrual Cycle: It is useful in regulating menstrual cycle and prevents excessive menstrual flow. Avaram Senna flower tea is effective for women who experience irregular menstrual cycle.

Avaram Senna Regulates Menstrual Cycle

Weight Loss: It helps shed excess fat, maintain healthy body weight and also Senna lowers blood cholesterol levels.

Good for Skin: Dried Avaram Senna flower is good for external application and helps treat many skin disorders. It works wonders when used as a face pack. It prevents black spots, treats uneven skin tone and improves skin complexion. Regular use of dried Avaram Senna flowers keeps the skin blemish free. Avaram flowers are effective in curing body odor.

Other Benefits: Avaram Senna flower extract is used for the treatment of ulcers and Senna edema in hands and legs. It increases blood production and blood circulation in the body. It also contains properties that fight against acid formation in the body and helps prevent fatigue.

Avaram Senna Increases Blood Production

Avaram Senna Recipes:

Avaram Senna Flower Tea

Dried Avaram Senna flowers are best consumed as tea. It is one of the best substitutes for caffeinated beverages. It prevents dehydration.

  • Dried Avaram Senna Flower 2 teaspoon
  • Milk 1 cup
  • Palm sugar 1 tsp
  • Black Pepper corns (Optional)
  • Cardamom Powder a pinch
  • Pound dried Avaram Senna flowers, palm candy and black pepper corns coarsely in a mortar and pestle.
  • In a pan, boil milk with the pounded mixture.
  • Strain the milk and serve hot.

Avaram Senna Flower Soup

  • Handful of Avaram Flower (Fresh or Dried)
  • Handful of Small Onion (10 nos)
  • 1 Tomato (Medium Sized)
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 inch of Ginger
  • 1 Tsp of Cumin
  • 1 Tsp of Black Pepper
  • 5 Cups of Water
  • Salt to Taste
  • Clean and wash fresh avaram Senna flower.
  • Add all the ingredients in a blender and grind it to a smooth paste with 1 cup of water.
  • Heat the remaining water, in a pan, add the ground mixture and boil.
  • Slowly boil until it reduces to 3 cups of soup.
  • Add salt and pepper and turn off the flame.
Avaram Senna flowers are gaining popularity because of its immense medicinal uses. It is available in herbal stores in the form of powder and dried flowers. You can sun-dry fresh Avaram Senna flowers and then grind it. This can be stored in an airtight jar for months. Including Avaram Senna in your daily diet may help treat various diseases.


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  2. Pharmacological potentials of Cassia auriculata and Cassia fistula plants: A review - (
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