Folium Sennae

 

Source
The leaflet of Cassia angustifolia Vahl mi C acutifolia Delile, family Leguminoscie.

Characteristics
Leaflet ovat-lanceolate to lanceolate, apex acute, bases slightly asymmetrical; margin entire; yellow-green in colour with dorsal side lighter; both surfaces covered by sparse down; coriaceous or slightly coriaceous. Sweet and bitter in taste, cold in nature, and attributive to large intestine channel.

Indication
1. Clear away heat and relax the bowels: For heat-syndrome with constipation, habitual constipation. Recently, single use for simple intestinal obstruction and acute pancreatitis, also used for intestinal cleaning before operation and GI fluoroscopy, and for bacillary dysentery.
2. Stop bleeding: For peptic ulcer with bleeding.

Pharmacological Action
1. The component sennoside A is a purgative.
2. Bacteriostatic.

Administration Decoction:
3-6g (just boiled for a while or soaked in boiling water).


   

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