Aavaram Poo also called Avarampoo in Tamil is a very popular shrub here in Tamil Nadu. It has amazing health benefits, medicinal uses, and skin and hair care benefits. Avarampoo is traditionally used for treating diabetes and avarampoo face pack made with the dried avaram flowers treats almost all skin problems.
avaram poo made by steeping the flowers is also widely consumed for it’s amazing health benefits. Aavaram poo powder got by drying the flowers and leaves is widely used in skin care. Avarampoo leaf extract has been proven to aid weight loss as it has anti obesity properties.
Avarampoo plant is a shrub that has small leaves and beautiful yellow flowers. You can identify the plant with the yellow flowers. The fruit of the plant is a legume. We can find avarampoo shrubs all over India and Srilanka. Here in Tamil Nadu, you can find this shrub easily and it grows abundance in our farm so I never have any shortage of avarampoo flowers.
Senna Auriculata is the botanical name, it is also called Cassia Auriculata. It belongs to the family Fabaceae and Genus Senna. It is called Tanner’s Cassia | Tanner’s Senna | Avaram Senna in English, the flowers are called Tangedu Puvvu in Telugu and the plant is called Tangedu in Telugu, Tarwar in Hindi, Tangedi in Kannada, Charmaranga in Sanskrit, Avaram in Malayalam and Tarwad in Marathi.
Avarampoo flower methanol extract showed the presence of tannins, phenols, flavonoids, steroids, quinones and coumarins. The leaf extract showed the presence of alkaloids, phenols, glycosides, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, proteins and carbohydrates. The ethanolic seed showed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, carbohydrates, tannins, phytosterol, phenols, anthraquinones and amino acids.
Avarampoo flowers have been traditionally used for diabetes, for treating all skin problems like itching and body odour and also for treating urinary problems. The flowers are cooked with dal and consumed for treating constipation too.
Traditionally the bark powder is used for treating skin diseases. The bark is also boiled along with water and consumed for reducing inflammation.
Avarampoo shrub leaves are traditionally used for hair wash. We add the avarampoo leaf powder while making hair wash powder, it helps clean hair well. The leaf poultice is used for healing wounds and for treating other skin problems.
Some people make hair oil with avaram seeds and bhringraj to treat premature greying of the hair. The seeds are also used for treating some skin diseases.
Avarampoo roots are used for treating skin diseases, when we wash the wounds with the avarampoo root water got by boiling the leaves in water, it will help in faster wound healing. The root extract also has a protective effect on our kidneys.