Senna Leaf Powder
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 MaquiSana 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
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)
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.
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.