Senna Pods

Senna Pods


Botanical Name : Cassia Angustifolia
English Name : Senna Pods
Hindi Name : Senai

Known as

Senna alexandrina, Senna cassia, Alexandrian Senna, Khartoum Senna, and Tinnevelly Senna.


Introduction

Senna, a small, scrubby plant that grows has been used for centuries as a natural laxative. extracts of the leaves and pods are used by pharmaceutical manufacturers .


Constituents

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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