Sicklepod, Jue-ming, Jue-ming-zi (seed), Senna obtusifolia, Cassia obtusifolia.
Sicklepod, Jue-ming, Jue-ming-zi (seed), Senna obtusifolia, Cassia obtusifolia. Pesticides have been developed to eradicate this weed from Midwestern corn and soybean fields. Seeds have 5-7 percent seed oil, which even in small quantities can taint the quality of soybean oil. Both a food and medicinal plant. Seed tea used for headaches, fatigue, and stomachaches. In North Africa, nomadic tribes use the leaves as food in the form of a fermented protein paste. Seeds of sicklepod and the closely-related S. tora (L.) Roxb. (Cassia tora L.) are roasted as a coffee substitute, eaten during famine. Chinese use seeds of both species are sources plants for seeds called jue-ming-zi.
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