JFI August Entry 2: Senna Auriculata ( Avaram flower) Extract

This my second entry to Jhiva for this month.

Senna auriculata/Avaram flower(Tamil equivalent) is an evergreen Indian shrub with bright yellow flowers.You can find this flower in the market after rainy season( in the month of December). The flowers and buds are used as a substitute  for tea in case of diabetes.

The dried flowers can be preserved and can be used  through out the year.

Drinking this flower extract daily on an empty stomach will help to control  blood sugar level.

Method for making the extract

  1. In a bowl, take 11/2 glass of water.
  2. Add the hand full of flowers.
  3. Let it boil in a high flame for 10 minutes.
  4. Allow it to cool and using strainer, extract the juice of the flower.
  5. Drink on an empty stomach in the morning daily.

5 Responses to JFI August Entry 2: Senna Auriculata ( Avaram flower) Extract

  1. shoba says:


    Thanks for the woderful website, what does these flowers are called as in english/hindhi/kannada


  2. Sharadha says:

    Hi Shoba,

    I am giving below the equivalent names in English ,Hindi & kannada
    English – Eared senna, Tanner’s cassia,Tanner’s senna.
    Hindi – Aloon, Khakhas,Tharoda, Tharota, Tharval, Tharvar.
    Kannada – Avarike, Chookusina gida, Honnaavare, Honnaavarike, Honnarike, Olle thangadi, Olle thangedu, Sukusina, Thangadi, Tharavaada.

    Source: “Botanical and Vernacular Names of South Indian Plants” by Dr. Magadi R. Gurudeva . Publisher : Divyachandra Prakashna, Bangalore.

  3. hari krishna says:

    senna auriculata pflowers r useful for hair growth? one of my friend told that it is userful for hair growth.so that iam asking.give reply via my mail id

  4. lotusleaf says:

    Very interesting recipe. Your post on mint chappati is also informative . Thanks.

  5. Maria says:

    Where can I buy the dried flowers???

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