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Senna Pods Whole

  • Senna alexandrina
  • Origin: India
Senna Pods Whole


Common Name

Standardized: senna
Other: Alexandrian senna, Indian senna, true senna

Botanical Name

Senna alexandrina Mill.
Plant Family: Fabaceae


Cassia acutifolia, Cassia angustifolia, Cassia lanceolata, Cassia senna, Senna acutifolia, Senna angustifolia



Senna, a small, scrubby plant that grows in the deserts of North Africa.


rhein-dianthrone diglycosides, dianthrone diglycosides, monoanthraquinone glycosides and aglyca, hydroxyanthracene glycosides, calculated as sennosides B (Mr 863) Albumen, mucilage, starch, volatile oil, resin, salts of potassium and calcium, and a principle resembling cathartin.

Parts Used

Seed pods

Typical Preparations

As a tea, in capsules, within herbal preparations and sometimes in esoteric food dishes


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