The seeds of the Cassia plant are known as jue ming zi in China and were used extensively in ancient Chinese medicine for its curing properties. These small seeds vary in color from brownish green, yellow to dark brown. These seeds have a salty, sweet and slightly bitter taste.
Cassia seeds are usually cleaned and dried before use and can be utilized either directly or in powdered form for extracting its goodness easily. It can also be used as a substitute for your regular coffee by roasting and grinding the dried seeds. This seed is also known by its Latin name, Semen Cassiae.
Cassia seeds have gained immense popularity in the recent years, as it can benefit your health in several ways, by promoting eye health, correcting bowel movements, provides relief from cold and flu and restores the functions of the liver. The seeds of Cassia plant are known for their laxative property and are used in Ayurveda as an expectorant, anthelmintic and ophthalmic.