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East Indian Senna

East Indian Senna

Scientific name of East Indian Senna: Cassia alaxandina , Cassia angustifolia 

Name of East Indian Senna in different languages:-

English: Egyptian Senna, Tinnevelly Senna.

Sanskrit: Sonamukhi, Bhoomichari, Markandika

Malayalam: Chennamukki-ചെന്നാമുക്കി.

Plant description: 

East Indian Senna or Alexandrian Senna (Cassia angustifolia) is a shrub, grows up to the height of 1 m. in height, well branched, pale-green, erect. Leaves are simple, alternately arranged, ovate, leaflets vary up to 6 pairs. The flowers are yellow, in clusters and big in size, fruits are tapered at the end, flat, oblong, and contain six seeds.
Medicinal uses: to treat cancer, skin disorders, leprosy, vata, intestinal worm, bronchitis etc.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Odd-pinnate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Odd-pinnate-leaflet-in-rows  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses:


Chemical contents:

Senna glycosides, mannitol, Chrysophanic acid and Salicylic acid, citostirol

It is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Ayulax Tablet

Pylend Tablets

Raktansoo Tablets

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