What is Senna Leaf Extract Powder

2024-05-08 22:02:02

Senna is a shrub that grows in India, Pakistan, southern of China and many other places. The name come from the Arabic language “sena”. It has used to make medicine in Ancient India and ancient Greece since 9th century. In latest days, many researchers begin to explore other functions of senna leaf extract powder. Our company mainly extracts sennoside 10% and 20%, use the UV/HPLC test way to test the active ingredient sennoside. It is widely used in healthcare additives for weight loss in latest days.


Senna 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.

The fruit and leaf are all used to make medicine in market, but the Senna fruit seems to be gentler than senna leaf. This has led the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) to warn against long-term use of senna leaf, but not senna fruit. The AHPA recommends that senna leaf products be labeled, "Do not use this product if you have abdominal pain or diarrhea. Consult a healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing. Discontinue use in the event of diarrhea or watery stools. Do not exceed recommended dose. Not for long-term use."

Sennoside in the colon are converted by microorganisms to another substance, rhubarb anthranone, which has beneficial effects on stimulating colon activity (which speeds up peristalsis and improves digestion) and increasing fluid secretion, so it has effect on Constipation. Taking senna by mouth is effective for short-term treatment of constipation. Senna leaf extract is an FDA-approved nonprescription drug for adults and children ages 2 years and older. Senna 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.


It also used to do medicine in the hospital for bowel preparation before colonoscopy. 

Is Senna Leaf Extract Powder safe to take daily? 

It is pure natural extract the effective ingredient in senna leaf, it is no other side effects if used under the moderate dosage. In some healthcare products, it control the dosage very strictly, so do not worry about the safety problem. But if used in high doses, or longer use, it can cause the bowels to stop functioning normally and might cause dependence on laxatives. If you want to weight loss, or own a slim body, must do exercise every day, healthy balanced diet, and add some healthcare products, effective will be more obvious.

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