AVARAM POO : Avarai, Tenner's cassia/ Mature tea tree, Cassia Auriculata -
Parts Used : Flowers, leaves, bark, root
Action : Astringent, refrigerant, alterative
It grows wild in the Central Provinces, Western Coast, South India and Ceylon. Mostly found in dry land areas.
Sore eyes, Diabetes and chylous urine. laxative
How to Use :
The powder mixed with coconut or gingelly oil is applied to the sore eyes.
"Seeds are also used in diabetes and chylous urine. "
The plant is used in the form of a powder mixed with honey or the decoction, especially of flower buds, is administered in chylous urine and diabetes with excellent results.
Twigs are used as tooth-brushes.
Coffee made from powdered seeds or leaves, is a good substitute for coffee made from seeds of Coffea arabica, and is usefully prescribed in giddiness due to heart disease.
Infusion of bark is used for enemas, gargles etc., as a substitute for tannic acid, or oak galls. Compound syrup is prescribed for nocturnal emissions.
Name : Cassia auriculata
Parts Used : Roots, Leaves, Flowers, Bark
Uses : This shurb is specially famous for its attractive yellow flowers, which are used in treatment of skin disorders, body odour. The decoction of the flower may be taken internally. The dried flowers can be used as an external scrub for body odours.
The five parts of the shrub(Root, leaves, flowers, bark and unripe fruits) are taken in equal quantity, dried and then powered, to give ‘Avarai Panchaga Choornam’ which gives a good effect in treatment of Diabetis. It establishes good control on sugar levels and reduces symptoms like Polyurea and thirst in Diabetis
About 4-5 gms/ day for diabetics and 2-2.5 gms for non-diabetics’
To take before breakfast mixed with warm water.
It also helps in rejuvenation and maintenance of health.