(From Arabic sanā) It is also called Nubian Senna or Alexandrian Senna or even Khartoum Senna. It grows in parts of Sudan and in some Arabian countries. The best Senna is distinguished by a bright yellowish-green color of the leaves with a faint odor resembling the smell of green tea and a bittersweet taste
Botanical Name Cassia Senna L. Scientific Name (s) Cassia acutifolia Delile, syn. with Cassia Senna L. Also includes references to C. angustifolia Vahl. Family: Fabaceae (beans).
The plant has a pale green stem with long spreading branches. The sweetish taste of the leaves distinguishes Senna from the Argel leaves. It has small yellow flowers and oblong pods about 2 inches long and 7 to 8 inches broad.
Pantropic genus comprising of 500 species of which 20 are found in native flora of India. It is indigenous to Somalia, southern Arabia, parts of Sindh(Pakistan) and Kutch area of Gujrat. In India it is cultivated in Gujrat, Rajasthan, and Tamilnadu.
Cassia Angustifolia known as Alexandrian Senna is indigenous to Sudan and Sinai.
Many pharmaceutical and drugs manufacturers are using Senna to produce various types of medicines. Herbalists use Senna to manufacture Senna supplements as well:
This Sudanese standard is formulated by the technical committee No.4 formed according to the administrative decree of the SSM0/1/A/Idated 18/8/01. It applies to Senna Pods. On formulating this standard the committee has referred to international publications and works of Sudanese researchers on the subject.
Our company offers Senna mainly in raw form and a possibility to offer processed Senna leaves as powder upon customer’s special request.
pure sun dried Senna leaves
pure sun dried Senna Pods
Senna leaves and pods are the main parts of the plant that contains the useful material extracted by processors:
Senna is one of the few herbal medicines approved by the Food and Drug Administration for over-the-counter use; it is probably the most widely used herbal medicine in the United States.
When the FDA determined that the hazards of phenolphthalein (formerly used in proprietary laxatives) were unacceptable, several companies replaced the phenolphthalein in their products, such as Ex-Lax and Perdiem Overnight Relief, with Senna.
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