Cassia senna Linn

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Cassia senna Linn is aslo known as Cassia acutifolia Del, Cassia angustifolia Vahl., Cassia lanceolata, belongs to Caesalpiniaceae, family.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Senna-Makkhi.
The English Names for this herb are Senna, Tinnevely Senna.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Sana, Sanna-i-Makki.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Cassia senna Linn are Anthelmintic, Blood Purifier, Cathartic, Deobstruent, Detersive, Hair-dye, Laxative.


  • Anti-microbial

  • Indications

    The Indication of Cassia senna Linn is Chronic Skin Ailments.

    The Indications of Root of Cassia senna Linn are Typhoid, Tumors, Skin Disorders, Foul Breath, Leprosy, Severe Skin Disorders, Bronchitis, Gout, Jaundice, Liver Complaints, Loss of Appetite, Dyspepsia, Abdominal Cramps, Anaemia, Asthma, Constipation, Sciatica, Spleen Enlargement, Backache.

    The Indications of Dried Leaves of Cassia senna Linn are Rheumatism, Periodic Fever, Malhumors.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Cassia senna Linn.


    The Temperament of Cassia senna Linn is 1st order, warm and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    MAJUN CHOB CHEENI SADAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Cassia senna Linn is used in the preparation of Hab Shabyar, Itrifal Aftimun, Itrifal Ghudaddi, Itrifal Mulayyin, Itrifal Sanai, Itrifal Ustukhudus, Itrifal Zamani, Jawarish Ood Mulayyin, Kuhl Shifa, Laooq Sapistan Khiyar Shambari, Ma'jun 'Ushba, Ma'jun Anjir, Ma'jun Chob Chini, Ma'jun Juzam, Ma'jun Maurawweh ul-Arwah, Ma'jun Qurtum, Ma'jun Sana, Ma'jun Suranjan, Qurs Mulayyin, Safi, Safuf Chob Gazwala, Safuf Mulayyin, Safuf Suranjan, Sherber Ahmad Shahi, Sherbet Mushil, Sherbet Qabz Kusha compounds.


    Whole Herb3.000g - 5.000g3-5g dose is Mild Laxative while 7-9g dose is Cathartic.
    Infusion30.000ml - 60.000mlConfection dose:approx.4-8 ml.

    Herb's Description

    Cassia senna Linn. A medium sized tree with dense foliage and beautiful round crown. Leaves are lanceolate and acute. Flowers large and yellow09', bracts membranous, ovate, sepals obtuse. Legume flat 15-17 mm in breadth. Seeds are obovate and cuneate

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, France, India, Japan, Pakistan, United States Of America, Yugoslavia.
    Odor: The odor of Cassia senna Linn is Characteristic,Nauseous,Faint
    Taste: Unpleasant,Mucilagenous


    No information regarding Cassia senna Linn's substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Cassia senna Linn's Active constituents:


    No information regarding Cassia senna Linn's antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Senna leaves can cause pappy stools,large dose may produce tenesmus,intestinal irritation,nausea,intestinal colic and abortion. Long term use of Senna may affects the nervous system and intestinal contractions.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Cassia senna Linn. (work in progress)