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any plant of the genus Sennia (formerly placed in Cassia), leguminous herbs, shrubs, and trees of the family Leguminosae (pulsepulse,
in botany, common name for members of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae), a large plant family, called also the pea, or legume, family. Numbering about 650 genera and 17,000 species, the family is third largest, after the asters and the orchids.
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 family), most common in warm regions. Some species are cultivated for ornament, but sennas are best known as medicinal plants. The dried leaves are used as a purgative and are chiefly obtained from S. acutifolia (Alexandria senna) and S. angustifolia (Indian senna); both trees are cultivated especially in S India. The wild senna (S. marylandica), a perennial of the E United States, has been similarly used. Golden shower (S. fistula) of India yields canafistula, a purgative extracted from the fruit pulp. The young shoots of several wild species are used for food and the seeds for a coffee substitute. S. nictitans, a North American herb, is sometimes called wild sensitive plant because its leaves respond to touch as do those of the true sensitive plant, a mimosa. Senna is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.
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Leaf tea famously used to relieve constipation. Be very careful, this stuff is very powerful and can cause damage if not used correctly. Contains several glycosides that interact with immune cells in the colon. Pods are much stronger, so avoid them. Senna may cause cramping. Do not take more than one week or colon muscles will atrophy and become dependent on laxatives. Don’t use with licorice root, thiazide diuretics, or steroids because of potassium loss. Don’t use if pregnant or nursing. Each branch has 4-5 pairs of standard shaped pointy oval leaves. Yellow flowers. Legume pod fruit are flat with about 6 seeds.

senna

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(pharmacology)
The dried leaflets of plants of the Cassia genus; used in medicine as a cathartic.

senna

1. any of various tropical plants of the leguminous genus Cassia, esp C. angustifolia (Arabian senna) and C. acutifolia (Alexandrian senna), having typically yellow flowers and long pods
2. senna leaf the dried leaflets of any of these plants, used as a cathartic and laxative

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The reference compounds AloeEmodin, Rhein, Emodin, Chrysophanol, Physcion were purchased from the National Institute for Control of Pharmaceuticals and Biological Products (Beijing, China), and Sennoside A and Sennoside B from the Mansite Pharmaceutical Co.
Coadministration of laxatives, including sennoside and bisacodyl, with lavage solution has been reported to improve colon cleansing in advance of colonoscopy.
Formation and distribution of sennosides in Cassia angustifolia, as determined by a sensitive and specific radioimmunoassay.
Geniposide, chlorogenic acid, puerarin, and sennoside B were selected as internal standards to determine glycoside (paeoniflorin, ecdysterone, amygdalin, mulberroside A, and astragaloside IV), phenolic acids (caffeic acid, ferulic acid, and salvianolic acid B), flavonoids (formononetin), and tanshinone (cryptotanshinone and tanshinone IIA), respectively.
From the data obtained it was concluded that sennosides A and B, as well as their aglycones sennidine A and B are transported through the Caco-2 monolayers in a concentration-dependent manner and their transport was linear with time.
Azoxymethane (AOM) was purchased from Sigma (Milan, Italy); SE (from Cassia angustifolia containing about 50% of sennosides B) was obtained from Indena (Milan, Italy).
"Expansion of our facility was necessary to answer the growing demand for 60% USP Sennosides. The fully automated facility has a production capacity of more than 75 metric tons per year," said Raman Mehta, president of Alchem International Ltd.
The plant is known to contain sennosides A and B, which act as laxative (Putalun et al., 2006), which property can be useful in alleviating bloating and possibly indigestion.
Nicotine withdrawal symptoms and tips for relief Symptom Tips For Relief Restless, irritable Walk, hot bath, relaxation exercises Tired Take naps, walk, get fresh air Trouble sleeping Avoid caffeine in the evening, relax before bedtime Coughing Drink fluid (keeping within daily limit), lozenges Hungry Eat crunchy and chewy (but low calorie) snacks Concentration Avoid extra stress, reduce workload if possible Depressed/angry Talk to others, tell yourself these feelings will pass Constipation Renal diet limits high-fibre foods; try medications such as docusate or sennosides Dizziness Change positions more slowly (Adapted from: Hughes, 2007; Withdrawal symptoms and how to cope, 2009) Interventions for smoking cessation
The constituents are many, but include tannic acids, sennosides, emodin and aloeemodin.
Each capsule of SennaPrompt contains 500 mg of psyllium and 9 mg of sennosides.