Nattu Nilavagai / Cassia/ East Indian Senna Powder
Senna is basically a flowering plant belonging to the legume family
Fabaceae. It bears yellow, white and pink flowers. This shrub has its
origin in North Africa, the Middle East and some parts of Asia. In Asia,
it is mostly found in the temperate regions of India.The Cassia plant
family has 300 - 600 species of trees, shrubs, vines and herbs with
numerous species growing in the South American rainforests and tropics.
Botanical Name : Cassia Angustifolia
English Name : Cassia/ East Indian Senna
Tamil Name : நாட்டு நிலவாகை / Nattu Nilavagai
Hindi Name : Senai
Malayalam Name: Nilavaka
Telugu Name : Nelatagedu
About Nattu Nilavagai (Cassia/East Indian Senna):-
Senna is basically a flowering plant belonging to the legume family Fabaceae. It bears yellow, white and pink flowers. In Asia, it is mostly found in the temperate regions of India.The Cassia plant family has 300 - 600 species of trees, shrubs, vines and herbs with numerous species growing in the South American rain forests and tropics. Many species have been used medicinally and these tropical plants have a rich history in natural medicine. Various Cassia plants have been known since the 9th or 10th century as purgatives and laxatives including Cassia angustifolia and Cassia Senna which is known as Senna. Fedegoso or Cassia occidentalis, is a small tree growing 5 to 8 meters in height which is found in many tropical areas.
Internal Benefits of Nattu Nilavagai (Cassia/East Indian Senna):-
• The dried leaf of Indian Senna is used as a purgative.
• In disease of abdominal worm infestation, rheumatoid arthritis, gout.
• Ayurveda has advised Virechana (purgation therapy) in the conditions of Hepatomegaly, Splenomegaly and Jaundice to relive excessive Pitta from the body using the dried leaf or pod of Senna plant.
• Senna leaf or pod, in dried form is stimulates the liver for production of Pitta.
• The leaf of Senna is a blood purifier and used for constipation
External Benefits of Nattu Nilavagai (Cassia/East Indian Senna):-
How to consume Nattu Nilavagai (Cassia/East Indian Senna) Internally:-
Morning - Mix 5 gms of powder in 100 ml water, Boil the content for few minutes. once the water gets warm, filter the content and drink it before food. Repeat the same for Evening Dosage after dinner 2. Purgative : The powder of the leaf is taken in a dosage of 1-2 g with hot water in conditions of constipation, abdominal distention. 3. Blood purifier. It is given daily in a dosage of 500 mg 4. Gout: the powder of Senna leaf is given in a dosage of 1-2 g to induce purgation.
How to Apply Nattu Nilavagai (Cassia/East Indian Senna) Externally:-
Skin diseases: , the paste of the leaf of Cassia angustifolia is applied along with vinegar to the affected part of the body.
Procurement & Agriculture Method:
90% of Our Herbs are Wild crops and 100% organic by nature, remaining 10% are organically grown, dried, and pulverized with no chemical or preservatives.
The Consumption details and benefits listed out in our website are taken from Tamil ancient books and Siddha records, as well as its been further fine tuned by our Siddha Doctors Team. Any how you are requested to consult your Doctor before use.