Senna auriculata is suitable for landscaping roadways and home gardens. It tolerates drought and dry conditions, but not much cold. The flowers in racemes are also attractive. 
This plant is said to contain a cardiac glucoside (sennapicrin) and sap, leaves and bark yield contain oxymethylanthraqunone while the latter contains tannins.
The root is used in decoctions against fevers, diabetes, diseases of urinary system and constipation. The leaves have laxative properties. The dried flowers and flower buds are used as a substitute for tea in case of diabetes patents. It is also supposed to improve the complexion in women .The powdered seed is also used in diabetes and applied to the eye, in case of chronic purulent conjunctivitis. In Africa the bark and seeds are said to give relief in rheumatism, eye diseases, gonorrhea, diabetes and gout.