What is Senna Leaf Powder?
Native to northern Egypt, senna is a member of the pea family with long, spreading branches and yellow flowers which ripen into oblong, flat fruits. Senna Leaf Powder and senna pods have a long history of use in traditional healing practices for their beneficial properties. They’re occasionally employed for their mild laxative actions, of which the leaf is considered more powerful than the pods. Our senna leaf powder is milled from organic Senna alexandrina leaves. Senna leaf powder is ideal for use in capsules, extracts, and topical preparations.
Senna encourages bowel movement by inhibiting the smooth muscles that retain stool and stimulating the smooth muscles that push stool through the intestine. The herb doesn't work unless the sennosides in the herb are transformed into rheinanthrones by beneficial bacteria in the colon.
Senna leves powder is widely used as herbal tea. Powdered Senna leaves are packed in Air Sealed packaging with utmost care to maintain their natural & medical properties for good long period.These leaves powder are most beneficial for constipation treatment.
Light to dark brown Color Powder
Odour & Taste
Positive for Sennoside by TLC
Bulk Density ( tapped)
0.30 to 0.80 gm/ml
Loss on drying
NMT 5.0 %
pH of 1% Solution
5.0 – 8.0
100 % Pass through 40 mesh
Total sennosides by UV (As is)
NLT 20 %
Total Plate Count
NMT 1000 cfu/gm
Yeast and Mould
NMT 100 cfu/gm
NMT 10 ppm
Senna Leaf Powder Benefits:
Senna is so effective it is an FDA-permitted monograph ingredient for the treatment of occasional constipation. Clinical trials have shown that Senna increases the frequency of bowel movements and is effective as a laxative for occasional constipation.* It also provides quick relief, working in 8-10 hours. There are several types of laxatives: bulk-forming (which add bulk to stool), hyperosmotics (which increase the amount of water in the bowels), lubricants (which coat the bowel) and stimulants, which act directly on the intestinal wall.
Senna is both a stimulant and hyperosmotic laxative.Senna leaf anthranoids have been documented to stimulate peristaltic contractions, helping move waste through the GI tract.* In addition, they increase levels of water and electrolytes in the intestines, softening stool and accelerate colonic transit time, increasing the frequency of bowel movements.
1.Treatment of Skin Infections
Senna leaf powder plant can help in treating dermatological or skin ailments due to its anti-bacterial properties. For the treatment of skin infections like acne as well as inflammatory conditions like eczema use the paste made from Senna leaves as it is very effective. Senna can fight microorganisms that cause acne as it contains Acetone and ethanol.
2.Senna Leaves for Strong Hair
Senna leaves extracts can be applied topically to get smooth, shiny, and strong hair. You can add other ingredients like citrus juice, essential oils herbal teas, spices etc. After mixing it well apply it on your hair, taking small sections at a time. Allow the paste to penetrate into the scalp. Cover your head with a plastic bag and allow it to dry for few hours before taking a bath.
Senna leaf powder are very useful not only in providing shine to the hair but also in strengthening and thickening your hair. It minimizes the adverse impacts of chemical treatments. Initially, your hair might feel rough and dry but after a few days of applying, you’ll see the difference.
4.Combats Hair Loss
One of the main benefits of Senna is that it not only beautifies your hair but also improves scalp condition and treats dandruff. It is well known for combating hair loss, as it is an excellent conditioning herb. It cannot lighten naturally dark hair but will definitely provide deep conditioning.
5.Senna Tea for Weight Loss
Senna leaf extract powder helps relieve occasional constipation which often occurs in low fiber weight loss diets. It helps to boost your fluid intake as it is low on calorie and got a flavourful solution. Drinking more fluids causes you to eat less. Senna leaf tea helps in eliminating toxins and undigested food from the body. Thus, it supports proper nutrient absorption and optimal metabolism, resulting in weight loss.
6.Treatment of Indigestion
It has been found that senna leaf powder is effective in providing relief from heartburn, nausea, gas, and belching associated with dyspepsia. To diminish the buildup of gas in the stomach, you can use Senna with aromatic herbs like cardamom, fennel, ginger and peppermint as it has strong purgative actions.
Senna Leaf Powder Dosage
Senna leaves and pods have been used as a stimulant laxative at dosages of 0.6 to 2 g/day, with a daily dose of sennoside B from 20 to 30 mg. A bitter tea can be made containing senna 0.5 to 2 g (0.5 to 1 teaspoon). Senna should not be used at high doses or for extended periods of time.
Senna Leaf Powder Uses:
1.It can clear stomach and purge heat, defaecate and use diuretic of hydragogue to alleviate water retention;
2.It also helps to temporarily prevent fluid from being absorbed from the large intestine, thus contributing to softer stools;
3.It is used in the treatment of constipation, working through a stimulation of intestinal peristalsis.
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