Annual herb, to 60 cm, glandular-hairy. Leaves: petiole to 4 cm, without a gland; leaves with 2 pairs of opposite leaflets with a gland on the rhachis between each pair. Inflorescences terminal. Petals 5-6 mm, yellow, orange, salmon, or pinkish-red with reddish-brown veins. Stamens 5, subequal; filaments straight. Pod 3-6 cm, flat.
Seeds contain alkaloids that have powerful actions on the nervous and vascular systems and are used accordingly for a variety of purposes in folk medicine.
In disturbed grassland or open woodland, also on roadsides, riverine alluvium, and formerly cultivated areas.
Widespread in the tropics and subtropics.
Health Benefits of Cassia Absus Seed
Due to the sudden increase in the number of chaksu seed buyers, the commercial cultivation of this medicinal plant is seriously being considered by farmers and those involved in the production of ayurvedic medicines. This is an Indian medicinal herb belonging to the Caesalpiniaceae family of plants. Also known as Cassia Absus, Chaksu seeds have many medicinal properties making them one of the most sought-after ayurvedic herbs that can be used in the form of decoction, powder, and even juice.
Chaksu Seeds for Lowering Blood Pressure
What makes these seeds really popular, is their ability to lower blood pressure. Acting as a hypotensive agent, this humble seed works wonders for those looking to control their BP naturally. It is a strong anti-bacterial agent and works as an astringent. It is also full of many phytochemicals such as alkaloids, essential fatty acids, and sterols. It is available in the form of seeds and Chaksu oil.
Medicinal Properties of Chaksu Seeds
These seeds are highly effective in treating common coughs. You can get rid of ringworms by mixing Jasmezaaj seed paste in oil and applying it directly over the affected area. The same oil can be used for curing many skin diseases. It is an effective home remedy for treating urinary bladder problems. Suffering from purulent conjunctivitis? Use Chakus seeds to cure it fast. Treating wounds and sores with Chaksu seeds is very common in various parts of India. Diuretic formulations are prepared by using these wonderful herbal plant seeds. Eye lotions are prepared using Chaksu seeds. It is an effective herbal treatment for eye ailments such as trachoma, ulcers, cataract, and polyps. Pus formation and watering of eyes and many other eye infections are treated with Chaksu seed-based medicines.
There are various other popular names of Chaksu in different parts of India. Let us take a look at some of it its synonyms
In Hindi Speaking Areas, it is known as Chaaksu. In English, it is known as Chaksu seeds and Jasmejaaz. It is called Chaksu in Sanskrit as well and also as Chakushya. In fact, the Hindi name has been derived from the original Sanskrit word. In Tamil, it is popularly known as “Karun kanami”. In Telugu, they are known as Chanupala vittulu. In Bengali, it is called Chaakut. Gujrati people call it Chimeru. In most parts of Kerala and the surrounding Malayalam-speaking areas, it is known as Karinkolla.
No matter what you prefer to call these seeds, you’ll be immensely benefited by the herbal properties of this plant, its seeds and of course medicines prepared with it.