Organic Senna Leaves – Cassia angustifolia – Sanna Makki

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Organic Senna Leaves – Cassia angustifolia

INCI : Cassia angustifolia (Very Clean Fresh Stock of Edible grade)

Parts : Dried Leaves

Country of Origin : India

Other Names : Alexandrian cassia, Ssanna Makki, sanamaki, Senna makki, senamaki, sennamaki, sennamakki, Sanay, Sanaya, Sanna Maqui, Sana makki, Sanya, Indian Senna, Alexandrian Senna, Tinnevelly Senna, India, Indian Senna, Khartoum Senna, Shower Tree, Monkey Pod Tree, Ringworm Cassia, Purging Cassia, Candle Tree, Hojasen, Ca afistula, Sen, Hojasen, Té de Sena, Retama, Guajava, Casse, Cassia, Chacara, Nahuatl: Ecaptli, Xiuhecapatli.Alexandrinische Senna, Casse, Cassia acutifolia, Cassia angustifolia, Cassia lanceolata, Cassia senna, Fan Xie Ye, Indian Senna, Khartoum Senna, Sen, Sena Alejandrina, Séné, Séné d’Alexandrie, Séné d’Egypte, Séne d’Inde, Séné de Tinnevelly, Senna alexandrina, Sennae Folium, Sennae Fructus, Sennosides, Tinnevelly Senna, True Senna.Senai, Sanai, Nelavarike, Nilavirai, Nelatagedu, Nilavilakku

Ayurvedic classification

Rasa (Taste) : Katu (Pungent), Tikta,(Bitter),  Madhura (Sweet),

Veerya (Potency  : Ushna (Hot)

Guna (Quality) = Laghu ( Light to Digest), Ruksha (Dry in nature) Tikshna ( Pungent)

Vipaka : Katu (After digestion it goes pungent in taste)

Prabhava (Special  Effects) :    Sukha Virechaka (Acts like mild purgative) ,

Doshas : (Pitaa shodhaka (Removes Pitta from Body),  & Vata anulomaka ( Removes Vata)

Dosage :

Adults – 10 – 12 leaves boiled in water – Powder – 3 to 5 g  or 1 to 3 g twice a day

Children under 12 : 6-8 leaves – Powder 1 to 2 g twice a day

Senna has been recognised by FDA as a Natural Laxative for short term constipation. It is considered to be safe for children over 2 years of age.

Side Effects : Generally Senna is considered to be safe. Possibly unsafe when taken in large quantities for long term in high doses. Usually shouldn’t be taken for more than two weeks continuously. As Long time intake can cause dependency on Laxatives.

For Constipation Triphala is safer option for Long term. You can continue taking Triphala or Psyllium husk for years without any side effects.

Precautions : Generally considered safe for Pregnant & for Breastfeeding women as long as taken taken in small doses.

Avoid if  suffering from dehydration, diarrhea, or loose stools. It can make these conditions worse.

Senna should be avoided by people with abdominal pain (either diagnosed or diagnosed), intestinal blockage, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, appendicitis, stomach inflammation, anal prolapse, or hemorrhoids.

Heart disease: Senna can cause electrolyte disturbances and might make heart disease worse.

Weight N/A

25g, 100g, 250g, 1 kg, 5kg


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