Casia auriculata is a legume tree in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It is commonly known by its local names matura tea tree, ranawara or avaram.
It occurs in the dry regions of India and Sri Lanka. It is common along the sea coast and the dry zone in Sri Lanka.
The fruit is a short legume, 7.5–11 cm long, 1.5 cm broad, oblong, obtuse, tipped with long style base, flat, thin, papery, undulately crimpled, pilose, pale brown. 12-20 seeds per fruit are carried each in its separate cavity.
Dr Seela Fernando,
"HERBAL FOOD and MEDICINES in SRI LANKA" the five parts of the Ranawara
tree such as leaves, roots ,flowers, bark and seeds are commonly used in
indigenous treatment. They are used especially in the treatment of diseases
of the urinary organs and also in case of constipation.
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