Cassia angustifolia Dry Extract
Botanical name / Scientific Name: Cassia angustifolia
Common Name: Senna, Indian Senna, Tinnevelly Senna, Cassia Senna
a) High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
b) UV-Spectrophotometer (UV)
c) Spectrofluorometer (SFM)
Senna is wonder medicinal plant. It is a variable, branching, erect shrub, naturalized in some parts of India and also cultivated. Sennosides are the active compound found in leaves, pods and in flowers and has laxative properties.
- Used to relieve occasional constipation.
- Mildest of the stimulant laxatives; less pronounced laxative effect than the violent purgation produced by castor oil.
- Has been used to treat constipation during pregnancy or the puerperium; bulk-forming laxatives or stool softeners preferred.
- Because senna may be distributed into milk, other laxatives usually are preferred for postpartum constipation.
- Used to treat constipation occurring secondary to idiopathic slowing of transit time, to constipating drugs, or to irritable bowel or spastic colon syndrome