Cassia siamea = Senna Siamea
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cassia siamea = Senna Siamea
COMMON NAME(S): Kassod tree, Siamese shower, Siamese senna
FAMILY: Leguminosae - Pea family
ALLERGENIC PRINCIPLES: Leaves, pod, bark and roots with anthraquinones? Also, pockets of yellow powder in the bark with chrysophan-hydroanthron.
ALLERGENIC PROPERTIES: Dermatological
COMMENTS: Used as a purgative. If large amounts ingested may be toxic. Has caused death in livestock from feeding on leaves. Contact with the bark may cause skin and eye irritation.