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Senna, Cassia senna

Family:

Leguminosae

Found in:

Medicinal Garden

By John Tann (Sydney, Australia) (Cassia) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By John Tann (Sydney, Australia) (Cassia) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Medicinal Garden information:

Senna is used to treat chronic constipation. It is an ingredient in many over the counter laxative products

Senna is a stimulant laxative that is thought to exert its laxative effect by inducing fluid secretion, which increases colonic motility and colonic transit, used by adults for short term treatment.

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