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Senna (السَّنا / سنا مکی) Burg-e-Sana, Sana Makki, Cassia Angustifolia is a herb is known for its laxative properties. It is also known as wild senna, cassia marilandica and locust plant. Senna (Cassia) interacts with the bacteria in the digestive tract, resulting in intestinal contractions. These contractions are caused by the anthraquinone that is contained in senna.
- English Name: Senna Leaves
- Urdu Name: سنا مکی
- Scientific Name: Cassia Angustifolia
Uses & Health Benefits:
It is used to treat constipation and also to clear the bowel before diagnostic tests such as colonoscopy. Senna is also used for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), anal or rectal surgery, tears in the lining of the anus (anal fissures), hemorrhoids, and weight loss. Senna fruit seems to be gentler than senna leaf.
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