Senna Leaves

OTHER NAME : Sana, Alexandrian senna, Indian senna, Tinnevelly senna, true senna
BOTANICAL NAME : Tribulus terrestris
PART USED : Leaves, Pod


The Senna is a large genus of flowering plants in the legume family Fabaceae. Senna Have Laxative Properties. Senna is considered to be a bowel stimulant on the myenteric plexus of the colon to induce peristaltic contractions and decrease water absorption from inside the colon, effects that would provide relief from constipation. its extracted sennosides.

Senna contains anthranoid chemicals such as anthraquinones, anthrones and dianthrones. The active constituents are considered to be sennosides (derivatives of anthraquinones), particularly sennosides A and B, which are present at a concentration of at least 2.5%.

Sennosides irritate the lining of the bowel causing a laxative effect. Senna used as alternative medicine as a laxative and an aid to treat constipation.