Latin Name: Folia Sennae
Common Name: Leaves of senna
Classification: Cathartic and diuretic
Isolated Drug/s: None
Medicinal Usage: A prompt, efficient, and safe cathartic, being milder than other drastic purgatives. Folia Sennae is thus good for use in fevers or inflammatory cases, with pregnant women, or other vulnerable patients. Side effects can include severe abdominal pain and a bad taste in the mouth.
The leaves are infused in water or alcohol to release their cathartic properties. Folla Sennae can be made into a variety of dosage forms alongisde these infusions, including compounds, tinctures, and confections.