Senna Leaf Extract

Senna is a plant native to Northern Africa, and both the leaves and the seeds are used in herbal medicine. Known primarily for its purgative properties, senna works as a natural laxative and is often taken in a capsule, pill, granule or tea format. Senna tea and supplements can be found in the herbal section of many grocery stores and also in health food stores.

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English name: Senna leaf extract. Fanxieye P.E.

Latin Name: Cassia angustifolia Vahl

CAS No.: 81-27-6

Molecular forula: C42H38O20

Molecular Weight: 862.75

Active ingredients: Sennosides A, Sennosides B

Specification: 8%

Use Part : Leaf

Appearance: Light brown fine powder

Mesh size: 80 Mesh

Test Method: UV


Senna Leaf Extract

Latin Name

Cassia Angustifolia Vahl L.

Active ingredient

Sennoside A+B



Testing Methord


Plant Part used




Extract Solvent

Water & Alcohol

Sieve analysis

100% pass 80 mesh

Loss on Drying




Bulk Density


Heavy Metal










Residual Solvents



Total Plate Count


Yeast & Moulds







Treating Constipation

Eating senna leaf or drinking senna leaf extract tea will encourage bowel movements. The leaf causes the walls of your large intestine to contract, which will push stools through your system. Because of this ability, senna leaf is helpful in relieving constipation, often leading to bowel movements within six to 12 hours after ingestion. In traditional Chinese medicine, senna leaf removes heat from your colon, helping get rid of waste from old food that has built up there over time. Senna leaf is not recommended for women who are menstruating, nursing or pregnant.

Anti-inflammatory Agent

Senna leaf is a natural anti-inflammatory substance. While this has general health benefits, it also makes senna useful in relieving some symptoms associated with hemorrhoids. Pain when defecating can be because of an obstruction in your rectum, also known as a hemorrhoid, and irritating the rectum can lead to inflammation.


1. Senna leaf extract can be made into a slimming agent with high requirements on color and mouthfeel after dissolution.

2. This extract from senna leaf can be used as a health supplement for improving constipation, bad breath, and high blood fat.

3. Senna leaf extract can be used as a variety of weight loss health products, food capsules or granules.

4. Sena leaf has certain antibacterial function, and it can be used in acute pancreatitis, bacillary dysentery, epidemic hemorrhagic fever, cholecystitis, postpartum milking and so on. Therefore it is also suitable for medicines.


While senna is considered generally safe, some precautions are necessary if you're considering this powerful herb. If you suffer from a colon disorder or heart disease, consult with a doctor before taking senna. Senna leaf can also cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting or an upset stomach and can have an adverse effect on certain medications, including diuretics, blood thinners and digoxin. If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor before taking senna leaf in any form.

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Q1.Does senna leaf extract safe for pregnant and babys?

A1:Constipation is common during pregnancy. You may experience infrequent bowel movements or stools that are hard to pass and require straining. This can cause pain and discomfort. According to the American Pregnancy Association, 50 percent of women experience constipation at some point during their pregnancy. Laxatives can be effective, however, stimulant laxatives such as senna may be best avoided. Talk to your doctor before using any laxatives.

Q2.Can You Lose Weight With Senna?

A2:Senna is an herbal laxative, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to relieve constipation. It sometimes appears as an ingredient in popular weight-loss dietary supplements. The result of taking senna is not weight loss. Instead, successful bowel movements are experienced. MedlinePlus states that scientific evidence is not sufficient to support the use of senna for weight loss. If you take senna repeatedly, you may experience diarrhea, electrolyte imbalances and dehydration. Consult a healthcare professional about using senna for weight loss.

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