Senna contains anthraquinones, including dianthrone glycosides (1.5% to 3%), sennosides A and B (rhein dianthrones), and sennosides C and D (rhein aloe-emodin heterodianthrones).
Numerous minor sennosides have been identified, and all appear to contribute to the laxative effect. The plant also contains free anthroquinones in small amounts including rhein, aloe-emodin, chrysophanol, and their glycosides.
Senna pods also contain the same rhein dianthrone glycosides as the leaves.
Senna is a potent laxative. Its cathartic effects can be obtained from a tea prepared from 1 or 2 teaspoons of dried leaves or standardized commercial dosage forms. Senna’s use in treating constipation is well documented. It is one of the most popular laxatives, especially in elderly patients.
Approximately 90% of sennosides are excreted in the feces as polymers. Only 3% to 6% of the metabolites of sennosides are excreted in urine.
It works by irritating the lining of the lower gastrointestinal tract. The resulting contractions of the bowel act to push out material in the lower intestinal tract. It may also keep more water in the intestinal contents, producing a softer stool which is usually easier to pass. Bowel movements normally occurs within 6 to 12 hours after taking senna .
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This product contains Cassia Angustifolia (Senna)Herbs. Pregnant and nursing women, children, the elderly and individuals suffering from any illness or health conditions should not consume this tea. Do not use this tea if if you have or develop a diarrhea, loose stools or abdominal pain.Consumers are urged to consult a license Physician prior to using this or any herbal supplement
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