This is one of the plants which are mostly planted in our school gardens. Senna siamea, also known as Siamese cassia, kassod tree, cassod tree and cassia tree, is a legume in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It is native to South and Southeast Asia, although its exact origin is unknown. It is a medium-size, evergreen tree growing up to 18 m (60 ft) with yellow flowers.
Senna siamea grows well in many environments, but it grows particularly well in lowland tropics.
Here are some of its uses:
1. Senna siamea wood is used for furniture, poles, small timber, and fuelwood.
2. Senna siamea is used in intercropping systems, windbreaks, and shelterbelts. It is also used as a shade tree in cocoa, coffee, and tea plantations.
3. Also has medicinal properties, used in the management of constipation, diabetes, insomnia, hypertension, asthma, typhoid fever, and dieresis. Leaves and bark of medicinal plants were reported to be used locally as antimalarial medications.
Here are some of the benefits of the plant that we got from you :
@zainab_akadir (Instagram) -
" Is used to treat many health issues like constipation and diabetes "
@aisha_bagha (Instagram) -
" Used of various medicinal purposes e.g asthma, hypertension etc "
@_real_rizwana (Instagram) -
Mutuku Mutielega (Facebook) -
" Here in Kenya are used as medicine. They treat stomach ache. Also they produce good timber -very strong one. They provide good shed and air preservation, they give us oxygen "
Since you have read about its many benefits, feel free to visit our website and plant this tree in our school gardens helping many communities and schools : https://www.the-sol-foundation.org/store/p19/School_Garden.html