Botanical Name: Cassia angustifolia
Common Name: Sonamukhi
Part Used: Leaves
Use in Ayurved: Markandika is known for its purgative action. So commonly used to treat constipation. It is very effective in treating haemorrhoid. It increases peristaltic movements of the colon by its local action upon the intestinal wall. If given in large quantity it can cause spasmodic pain. It is used as expectorant.