Senna (Cassia angustofolia) Extract Sennosides 20%
Senna is a native plant of Yemen, Somalia and Arabia and now cultivated in other parts of the world. It is a shrub reaching to 0.5–1 metres of height with branched pale-green erect stem. It has long spreading branches with four to five pairs of complex & feathery leaves. Senna leaves are mainly valued for their cathartic properties and relieves constipation. The active ingredients in Senna are glycosides like Sennoside A & Sennoside B which has laxative properties. It inhibits water absorption from the intestinal contents and stimulates movement of the bowel muscles (peristalsis), making the stool softer and more voluminous and speeding up passage through the colon.