Cassia Fistula
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Title: Cassia Fistula
Additional Names: Cassia pods; drumstick; Indian laburnum; pudding-stick; pudding pipe; purging cassia
Literature References: Dried fruit of Cassia fistula L. (Cathartocarpus fistula [L.] Pers.), Leguminosae. Habit. Upper Egypt, E. India; cultivated in tropical America and Africa. The pulp of the ripe fruit, cassia pulp, is an almost black, viscid mass with a sweetish taste. Constit. Hydroxymethylanthraquinones, gum, tannin, albuminoids, about 60% sugars.
Therap-Cat: Cathartic.

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