Senna Leaf Cut & Sifted, Organic, 16 oz.

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Senna is a herb that is generally used for its laxative properties. Senna is also known as wild senna, cassia marilandica, or locust plant. It works by interacting with the bacteria in the digestive tract, resulting in intestinal contractions.

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FRONTIER Senna Leaf Cut & Sifted, Organic, 16 oz.

ITEM CODE #2702FRONTIER

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

COMMON NAME

 

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

 

BOTANICAL NAME

 

Senna alexandrina Mill.
Plant Family: Fabaceae

 

SYNONYMS

 

Cassia acutifoliaCassia angustifoliaCassia lanceolataCassia sennaSenna acutifoliaSenna angustifolia

 

OVERVIEW

 

INTRODUCTION

The sennas are scrubby desert plants of North Africa. Senna has been used around the world for thousands of years as a laxative.

CONSTITUENTS

1-3% hydroxyanthracene glycosides, mainly sennosides A and B, which are rhein-dianthrones, and smaller amounts of sennosides C and D, which are rhein-aloe-emodin-heterodianthrones; naphthalene glycosides; flavonoids (derivatives of kaempferol and isorhamnetin); 10-12% mineral matter; 7-10% mucilage (galactose, arabinose, rhamnose, and galacturonic acid); about 8% polyol (pinitol); sugars (glucose, fructose, and sucrose); and resins.

PARTS USED

Dried leaf, and/or pods.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS

Usually as an extract, capsule or tablets. Can be taken as a tea.

SUMMARY

Senna encourages bowel movement by inhibiting the smooth muscles that retain stool and stimulating the smooth muscles that push stool through the intestine. The herb doesn't work unless the sennosides in the herb are transformed into rheinanthrones by beneficial bacteria in the colon. The leaf of senna is fairly powerful and for a more mild effect, it is recommended that you use the pods.

 

PRECAUTIONS

 

Specific: Do not use product if you have abdominal pain or diarrhea. Consult a healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing a baby. Discontinue use in the event of diarrhea or watery stools. Do not exceed recommended dose. Not for long-term use.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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