English Name: Senna Ingredients
Botanical Source: Cassia angustifolia Vahl
Color: Brown Powder
Part of Plant Used: Leaf
Main Components: Sennosides
Specification: 4% 8% Sennosides
CAS Number: 517-43-1
Method of Testing: UV
Expiration date: 2 years
Senna Ingredients' main component is senna, which is an FDA-approved over-the-counter (OTC) laxative. A prescription is not required to purchase senna. It is used to treat constipation and also to clear the bowel before diagnostic tests such as colonoscopy.
Senna Ingredients is also used for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), anal or rectal surgery, tears in the lining of the anus (anal fissures), hemorrhoids, and weight loss.
Senna Ingredients also appears to be effective for treating constipation when used in combination with psyllium or docusate sodium. In elderly people, senna plus psyllium is more effective than lactulose for treating ongoing constipation.
Senna plus docusate sodium is effective for treating constipation in the elderly and in people who have undergone anorectal surgery.