Chinese Senna
Senna tora
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/d Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Easy
(Jue-ming-zi) The seeds are used as a laxative for chronic constipation in China. But in West Africa and South Asia the tender young leaves and shoots are eaten, often daily, as a cooked or steamed vegetable. The leaves are highly nutritious, unusually rich in zinc and beta-carotene. In Korea, a tea made boiling the roasted seeds is known as "coffee-tea" because of its flavour and aroma. Koreans drink it to improve vision, as it relieves eye fatigue, prevents night blindness, and helps to strengthen the optic nerve. Ht. 30-90cm/1-3ft.
S5385 Seeds
Not to DE
S5385 Bulk Seeds
Not to DE
$7.00/10g, $48.00/100g
Currency: United States Dollar

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