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  • Introduction to Cassia Plants

    A wide variety of ingredients are used in the formulation of different medicinal tablets. The utilization of all the ingredients is different depending on their properties.Many different plant seeds are used in the formulations of pharmaceutical tablets. It is a known fact that each an every plant has different medicinal properties. Depending on the need different part of the plant can be used.

    Cassia Tora, also goes by the name Senna Tora or Semen Cassia. The seeds of Cassia Tora are of great significance in medical industry due to the presence of different properties in them.The Cassia Tora plant has been known to be used in South Asian Medicine and Traditional India for medicinal purpose.

    Cassia Tora Powder

    Why To Use In Formation Of Tablets?

    Years back Cassia Tora Seeds were used for medicinal in the form of herbs and till date is used as a part of medical ingredient in Ayurveda. The Ayurvedic Medicines use crushed parts of Cassia Plants such as seeds, roots and leaves.

    With the change in time, today the forms of intake of medicines have changed and have shifted from a crushed form into tabular form.Cassia Tora seeds along with medicinal properties contain other properties which prove to be beneficial for the pharmaceutical industries.These seeds are initially powdered or are convertedinto granular form depending on their utilization.

    The cassia gum powder produced from cassia tora seedsare used as a binding agent in tablets, which is another form of cassia seeds.

    Cassia Seeds as Binding Agent

    Cassia seeds are a source of mucilage which can be used for the purpose of tablet formulation.Many researches have shown the presence of gluco-mannose in the seeds of cassia tora. Due to this, the evaluation of the seeds for suitability as a tablet binder has been performed.After many such researches, the conclusion came to be known about the mucilage present in Cassia Seeds, which make them suitable for tablet binding. The binding properties of mucilage obtained from cassia seeds were compared with other natural agents such as Acacia, Xanthan gum and Guar gum. And after the satisfaction of its usage, Cassia Tora Seeds are used as excellent binding agents.

    Detailed Study of Cassia Seeds in Tablet Formulations

    The mucilage of Cassia Seeds has been researched again and again and studied fromeach and every angle of their reactivity. Different properties such as phytochemical characteristics and physiochemical charaterisitics were also studied. Phytochemical characteristics including carbohydrates, proteins &flavanoids, also physiochemical characterisitics such as viscosity, solubility, swelling index, hydration capacity and many more such properties were studied.Researches have known to show, that the tablets formed with the cassia tora powder in powdered form had good content uniformity, hardness, disintigration time and that the drug release was as per the expectations.

    Importance of Cassia Tora Seeds in Tablet Formulations

    Conclusion

    All of the results obtained from different researches have supported the utilization of cassia tora seeds. This has also provided a positive response in utilization of cassia gum powder in tablet formation and also resulted in increase of utilization of Cassia Tora in medical industry.

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  • Cassia splits mean that the seeds of Cassia Tora are broken into two parts. The procedure is performed carefully to obtain the best products. The Cassia seeds consist of an outer husk, a split (also known as endosperm), and a germ or ovary. The splits are used in many ways; nevertheless, importance of Cassia Tora splits in the dairy industry cannot be ignored.

    The procedure of making splits

    For the production of cassia gum, only the spilt or endosperm is used because it contains polysaccharides. The process is called as de-husking or splitting through which both germ and husk are removed. As a result of splitting procedure, both germ and husk get detached from the endosperm and then they are heated to make them brittle. Brittleness make them prone to be separated easily and lastly, the purification process after pulverization is performed.

    The Cassia Tora splits used in dairy industry remain intact in various degree temperatures. This is the reason, splits are used in several procedures and not the other forms of Cassia Tora. Moreover, as splits are bigger in their particle size, they can be easily detached from husk and germ particles by performing some physical cleaning.

    The further steps of Cassia Tora splits in the dairy industry

    Once the physical cleaning procedure is performed, the seeds of Cassia Tora are thoroughly cleaned and heated again before sending them to crush, mill, and grind. These all procedure turn them into endosperm which is then de-germed and turned into the chief product called Cassia Tora split. Nevertheless, the dairy product manufacturer also get Cassia Broken and Cassia Churi as by products but excellent for cattle feed in the dairy industry.

    To clean, heat, grind, and polish, the process of de-husking is performed on Cassia Tora. During the splitting only, the manufacturing of Cassia Tora seed husk and germ are extracted. The by products gotten from all such procedures make a perfect meal for livestock as they are rich in protein and provide ample energy to the cattle.

    Internationally, such products for feeding cattle are called as Cassia Tora Meals which are in great demands worldwide. The importance of Cassia Tora splits in the dairy industry is mainly due to such products and by products.

    Pure Dairy Products from Cassia Tora

    Pure dairy products from Cassia Tora

    The main use of Cassia Tora contents in dairy industry is to use cassia gum in thickening, emulsifying, and stabilizing the dairy products. Furthermore, the gum is also used to retain the moisture and maintain the texture of dairy products such as frozen dairy desserts, cheese, paneer mixes, and meat products plus poultry stuff.

    Dairy industries obtain a lot of benefits from Cassia Tora, especially Cassia Tora splits as not only their products but by-products are also utilized to their fullest potentials. It is one such product that is used by both cattle and humans. More and more industrialists, for this very reason, are now getting into the business of Cassia Tora seed splits.

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