Senna is an herbal medicine made from the leaves, flowers, and fruit of a large group of flowering plants in the legume family. Extracts and teas made from senna plants have long been used as laxatives and stimulants in traditional herbal medicine. Originally from Egypt, senna is now grown worldwide, including countries like India and Somalia. Additionally, it’s sometimes added to weight loss supplements. Senna is also known as Alexandrian Senna, Alexandrinische Senna, Casse, Cassia acutifolia, Cassia angustifolia, Cassia lanceolata, Khartoum Senna, Sen, Sena Alejandrina, Séné, Séné d’Alexandrie, Séné d’Egypte, Séne d’Inde, Séné de Tinnevelly, Senna alexandrina amongst others.
Senna, is widely known as a non-prescription laxative. It is used in constipation. It is also used for irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids and to help clear your bowel before a colonoscopy. It is also said to be useful in helping to relieve people from the condition of osteoarthritis, gout and rheumatoid arthritis.