Cassia alata, the leaves of C. alata Linn., are reported to be effective in curing ringworm. The plant attains a height of 10-15ft. Leaves are alternate, even pinnately compound, entire, oblong, obovate, 2-4inches and green in colour. Flower is yellow in colour; flowering occurs in summer, flowers are showy. Pods are 6-12inches, brown in colour. It is moderately drought tolerant. It grows in full sun. Caterpillars cause the problems for plant as they eat foliages and flower buds. Propagation is mainly done by cutting and also by seeds. Bruised leaves are mixed with lime juice and spread over the affected part. A decoction of the leaves and flowers is used internally in bronchitis and asthma, and also for washing eczematous patches. The plant contains chrysophanic acid and is poisonous to stock.