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cassia

(kăsh′ə)
n.
1. Any of various chiefly tropical or subtropical trees, shrubs, or herbs of the genus Cassia in the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves, usually yellow flowers, and long, flat or cylindrical pods.
2.
a. A tropical evergreen tree (Cinnamomum aromaticum syn. C. cassia) of East and Southeast Asia, having aromatic inner bark.
b. The bark of this tree, often ground and used as a spice. It is the chief source of cinnamon in the United States.
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Cinnamon cassia

Chinese medicine
A tree native to southeast Asia which has analgesic, astringent and diaphoretic principles. In Chinese herbal medicine, the bark and twigs are used for different indications: cinnamon bark is used for anorexia, abdominal pain, asthmatic wheezing, diarrhoea, fatigue, impotence, infertility, loss of libido and urinary frequency; cinnamon twigs are used for arthritis, colds, fibroids, low-grade fever and painful menses. Both may be use in Raynaud phenomenon, to improve vision and as a cardiovascular tonic.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Intoxicacao experimental por Cassia occidentalis (Leguminosae Caesalpinoideae) em equinos.
Dhankhar, "Cassia occidentalis L.: a review on its ethnobotany, phytochemical and pharmacological profile," Fitoterapia, vol.
Group I was the normal control group and was not treated with iron overloading and the drug Cassia occidentalis. They were fed only normal diet i.e.
Anthraquinone glycosides from plant parts of Cassia occidentalis. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, v.
Key words: cattle, intoxication, Cassia occidentalis, symptoms, biochemistry, histopathology.
No colpi were found in the Cassia fistula, the number of colpi in the pollen of Cassia occidentalis may be 2 or 3 whereas in Dalbergia sisso they were always 3.
The Leaves of the Cocculus hirsutus, Cassia occidentalis and Datura metel were collected from Maruthamalai hills, Bharathiar University campus and from Nilgiris, Tamilnadu, India.
Antidiabetic activity of Cassia occidentalis (Linn) in normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rats.
It occurs in annual seasonal outbreaks and was earlier diagnosed presumptively as acute encephalitis of unknown viral actiology (1,2) Recent studies have shown the illness to be an acute hepatomyoencephalopathy (HME) syndrome, caused by toxicity from a common weed, Cassia occidentalis (3-8).
A great diversity in anatomical features was perceived among these herbal species as multi-celled trichomes were located in Cassia angustifolia and Cassia occidentalis While absent in Calendula officinalis.
Cassia canca Cav., Cassia esculenta Roxb., Cassia frutescens Miller, Cassia geminiflora Schrank, Cassia linearis Michaux, Cassia linneata Michaux, Cassia occidentalis L.