Casia alata also known as candlestick plant, has been used to treat skin diseases, insect bites, ringworm, wounds, as laxative, hypertension,
The extraction of the leaves are used for cough and helps to eliminate intestinal worms.
It is commonly called candlestick plant, as the inflorescence of the plant looks like a candle.
This is how important it is to our health.
TREATING OF SKIN DISEASES.
Casia alata has both ethanol and water extract, by boiling the leaf which has antimicrobial properties.
Making it easy to treat skin diseases or infection it's eliminate ringworm from the body because of the presence of dermatophyte properties.
Casia alata has fever reducing properties and the water extract from it,can be used to reduce high blood temperature. That same water can be used to treat malaria, as it has antimalarial properties too.
HAS ANTHELMINTIC PROPERTIES.
Almost all casia alata plant has the ability to remove worms the extract of candlestick leaves is being used to expel worms.
ACTS AS LAXATIVE
The extract Got by boiling candlestick plant leaves, has been used to treat constipation.
HAS ANTI-TUMOR PROPERTIES.
Casia Alata has been proven to be very effective against colon canceroma, bladder carcinoma and Colo rectal carcinoma. The extract from this plant does not harm the cancerous cells.
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