tora Linn (family :Leguminosae) is a shrub, extensively used in
traditional medicine in tropical and warm substropical
tora (originally described by Linné as Cassia tora)
is a legume in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It grows wild in
most of the tropics and is considered a weed in many places; its
native range is not well known but probably South Asia.
- The leaves
and seeds were separated and oven dried at 45oC overnight. The
plants were grounded into powder form using the grinder.
Extraction using Soxhlet apparatus with either 95% (v/v) ethanol
as solvent or distilled water for 12 hours was performed. The
resultant extraction was frozen and freeze dried for 24 to 48
extract of C. tora leaves inihibited M. canis growth similar to
the antifungal activity of itraconazole and miconazole.
- Senna tora
gum is a cream-yellow powder obtained after removing the seed
coat and germ of S. tora and S. obtusifolia seed and washing,
grinding and sieving the endosperm
of parts of Cassia tora are uses as an analgesic,
anticonvulsant, antipyretic, antifungal, antihelmint, diuretic,
expectoran, laxatif, purgatif, treatment of glaucoma and
hypertention, treatment of skin disease, ringworm and itch.
tora Linn is extensively used in traditional medicine in
tropical and subtropical countries for the treatment of many
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