From countless years, people from various cultures have relied on medicinal plants from mother nature and the means to soothe and repair the body, mind and spirit.
Ever heard of a tamil proverb told by our forefathers “avarampoo poothirukka saavarai kandathundo? which means that “People exist without death until the continuous bloom of aavaram flowers in their land! Their use which was involved in the Vedic times surprises the modern era now.
The botanical name of avarampoo is Cassia Auriculata also called Tanner’s Cassia, which has been widely used in Indian Traditional Medicine.
Their flowers are bright yellow in colour. The flowers, buds, roots, stem and leaves is still taking a major part in Ayurvedha and Siddha medicine.
It is the state flower of Telangana. Its also grows in dry regions of India and Sri Lanka. It tolerates drought and dry conditions but not much cold.
- Common name: Tanner’s Cassia
- Hindi: Tarwar
- Marathi: Tarwad
- Kannada: Tangedi
- Telugu: Tagedu
- Tamil: Avaram
- Gujarati: Awala
- Malayalam: Avaram
Health Benefits Of Avaram Senna
1. Hydrates your body
In olden days, farmers use to tie these plants around their head to work under the hot sun to prevent dehydration.
How beautiful it was those days? Our ancestors had understand the world better than us! Aavaram poo helps with problems like excessive thirst and hydrates our body.
2. Rich In Antioxidants
This Antioxidant rich Avaram Senna is a very healthy substitute for caffeinated beverages like tea and coffee.
They fight free radicals in our body. Free radicals are compounds in our body that can cause harm when their level goes too high. They are linked with multiple illness like cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
3. Good for skin
Dried avaram Senna flowers powder is good for our skin and treat skin disorders. It does amazing wonders when used as a face pack.
It treats acne, and reduces pigmentation on black spots, treats tanned skin and improves skin complexion. They keep the skin glowing and blemish free.
4. Reduces obesity
They lower the cholesterol levels,maintain a body weight and reduces your jean size!
Constipation is a condition of difficulty in passing stools. Avaram Senna tea acts as a perfect aid for constipation.
Check out the recipe of avaram flower tea at the end of the article.They soothes the bowel movement and relieves constipation.
6. Regulates Menstrual Cycle
Avaram Senna tea is a solution for women who are suffering from irregular menstrual cycle.
It regulates the cycle and prevents excessive flow as well. It is an excellent aid for urinary tracts infections as well!
7. Antidiabetic Properties
Aavarampoo has been traditionally used in Siddha and Ayurvedic medicine for reducing the high blood sugar levels in diabetic patients and this Indian traditional method has also been proved to be effective in research.
8. Antihelmintic Properties
The leaf extract of our has proved to have antihelminthic properties to kill parasites in our body. Boil the leaves of aavaram Senna in water and drink it.
Researchers told that the aqueous extract of Cassia Auriculata leaves demonstrate to have dose dependent antihelminthic properties when compared to piperazine citrate.
9. Cancer Away
Don’t be surprised when I tell you that Avaram Senna has anticancer properties as well! They inhibit the cancer cell growth when they was tested in breast cancer and larynx cancer.
10. For Voluminous Hair
Dried Avaram Senna flowers have also been mixed with hair oil containing fenugreek, henna, amla, hibiscus flowers.
They promote hair growth and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to get rid of scalp infections.
Make your own Aavaram Senna Tea At Home!
- Palm candy
- Cardomom seeds from a cardomom pod
- Dried aavaram Senna flowers
- Boil a cup of organic whole milk in a pan. Grind the palm candy,cardamom seeds and dried aavaram Senna flowers into a fine powder.
- Add this powder to the milk.
- When it comes to a boil ,turn off the gas.
- If you find it too thick, add water to ot.
- Experience a sip of the hot homemade aavarampoo tea and make them a perfect substitute of your morning caffeinated beverages.
As I said above, Aavarampoo Senna flowers works wonders in the skin. I would like to introduce a method of making your own aavarampoo bathing powder at home.
Won’t it be magnificent? Stop depending on fancy advertisements.What they hold behind is a well moulded bar of chemicals that maybe could do wonders in your skin but they have a great chance to get reversed as well!
How to make Aavarampoo senna Bathing Powder At Home?
- If these flowers are available in your locality,you are lucky enough!
- Collect fresh aavaram flowers.
- Spread a towel to remove any excess moisture and sun dry these flowers kept under a thin net.
- Wait till the flowers turn out crisp.
- Now grind them and store it.
You can also add honey or milk to it and use them as a face pack.