Emperor's Candlesticks Senna alata - Cassia alata

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Senna alata

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Senna

Species:

alata

Common Name:

Emperor's Candlesticks

Seeds Per Pound:
18,607
Quantity:
1.77 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
27
Germination:
91%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
10-14 feet
Collection Locale:
India
Crop Year:
2021
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
10
In Stock: 1.77 lb
Prices
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1 packet
$5.95
10 gram
$14.95
1 oz
$19.95
1 lb
$89.50
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: let stand in tepid water for 12 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Senna alata is an important medicinal tree, as well as an ornamental flowering plant in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae.
* It also known as emperor's candlesticks, candle bush, candelabra bush, Christmas candles, empress candle plant, ringworm shrub, or candletree
* A remarkable species of Senna, it was sometimes separated in its own genus, Herpetica.
* S. alata is native to Mexico, and can be found in diverse habitats. In the tropics, it grows up to an altitude of 1,200 metres (3,900 ft).
* This species is easy to grow from the seed. They may either be sown directly or started in a nursery.
* Senna alata (also known as Cassia alata) is often called the ringworm bush because of its very effective fungicidal properties, for treating ringworm and other fungal infections of the skin. The leaves are ground in a mortar to obtain a kind of "green cotton wool". This is mixed with the same amount of vegetable oil and rubbed on the affected area two or three times a day. A fresh preparation is made every day. Its active ingredients include the yellow chrysophanic acid.

Its laxative effect, due to its anthraquinone content, is also well proven. more...
Usda description:
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