The plant is an herbaceous annual foetid herb. The plant can grow 30–90 centimetres (12–35 in) tall and consists of alternative pinnate leaves with leaflets mostly with three opposite pairs that are obovate in shape with a rounded tip.
The whole plant as well as specific parts such as roots, leaves and seeds have been widely used and was suggested to combat different diseases afflicting rural and traditional practitioners of Satpura region of Madhya Pradesh, India.
Casia tora is very stress tolerant and is an easy plant to grow. In India, it occurs as a wasteland rainy season weed.
The seed has vast soil reserves that can remain viable for up to twenty years and can produce up to 1000 emerged plants per square meter following a precise germinating rain.
Treatment for Haemorrhoids, Constipation, Ring worms, Scabies, Liver disorders, Eye diseases, Boils, Dysentery.
Young leaves can be cooked as a vegetable while the roasted seeds are a good substitute for coffee.
The seeds and leaves are also used to treat skin disease and its seeds can be utilized as a laxative.
Cassia tora tea is a herbal, pure, natural and non-polluted green health beverage.