Senna is an Arabian name and the herb was first brought into use by the Arabian physicians Serapion and Mesue. Traditionally Senna was used in love sachets. Plants growing at different localities of India have also been found to contain different amount of sennoside B in leaves and pods, and also differ in chromosome morphology. The leaves and pods of this plant contain the commercially important laxative sennoside B.
Senna is an excellent laxative.
Senna is employed in treating many other ailments like, anemia,
typhoid, cholera, jaundice, rheumatism, gout, tumours, probably in
leprosy, in splenic enlargement, foul breath and bronchitis.
It is also used in the treatment of amoebic dysentery
and a mild liver stimulant.
Effective in constipation, thermogenic, cathartic, liver