What other names is Senna known by?

Alexandrian Senna, Alexandrinische Senna, Casse, Cassia acutifolia, Cassia angustifolia, Cassia lanceolata, Cassia senna, Fan Xie Ye, Indian Senna, Khartoum Senna, Sen, Sena Alejandrina, Séné, Séné d'Alexandrie, Séné d'Egypte, Séne d'Inde, Séné de Tinnevelly, Senna alexandrina, Sennae Folium, Sennae Fructus, Sennosides, Tinnevelly Senna, True Senna.

What is Senna?

Senna is an herb. The leaves and the fruit of the plant are used to make medicine.

Is Senna effective?

Senna is effective as a laxative for constipation.

There isn't enough information to know if senna is effective for the other conditions people use it for, including: hemorrhoids, losing weight, and others.

Likely Effective for...

  • Constipation.

Possibly Effective for...

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Hemorrhoids, irritable bowel disease, losing weight, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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