Latin name: Cassia occidentalis (Linn.) (Caesalpiniaceae)
Sanskrit/Indian name: Kasamarda, Arimarda, Kasari, Badikasondi, Chakunda, Kasonda
Mogdad coffee seeds can be roasted and used as a substitute for coffee. They have also been used as an adulterant for coffee. There is apparently no caffeine in mogdad coffee.
Despite the claims of being poisonous, the leaves of this plant, Dhiguthiyara in the Maldivian language, have been used in the diet of the Maldives for centuries in dishes such as mas huni and also as a medicinal plant.