Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 573–575 | Cite as

Effect of different soil types on plant growth, leaf pigments and sennoside content in Cassia species

  • H. K. Sharma
  • K. S. Daiya
  • D. D. Chawan
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Cassia angustifolia (Tinnevelly senna) andC. acutifolia (Alexandrian senna) have great medicinal importance because of their sennoside content in leaves and pods, which are used as purgatives. Such properties have not been observed inC. occidentalis. The maximum growth of theseCassia species was observed in black soil followed by sandy and humus soils. The leaf pigments also increased in black soil. The sennoside content of senna was maximum in sandy soil as compared to other soils.


Public Health Internal Medicine Plant Growth Soil Type Sandy Soil 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. K. Sharma
    • 1
  • K. S. Daiya
    • 1
  • D. D. Chawan
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Plant Ecology, Botany DepartmentUniversity of JodhpurJodhpurIndia

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