Senna Plant Uses Benefits and Cultivation


Good Agricultural Practices for Senna

Good Agricultural Practices for Senna Compiled by R.S. Jat R. Nagaraja Reddy Ruchi Bansal P. Manivel. Scientific name: Cassia Angustifolia Vahl. English: Asian senna, Tinnevelly senna, Urdu and Hindi: Senna, Sana ka patt, Sonamukhi, Sanskrit: Swarn patri, Sanai, Tamil: Nilavarai, Nelavakari. Senna leaves and pods both are used for medicinal uses.Arabians physicians as early as in the 9th century A.D. were using senna as medicine and presently it is used in Allopathic, Ayurvedic, and Unani system of medicines. Primarily, senna leaves are used as the natural laxative to treat constipation. They act on the large intestine to stimulate peristalsis (the muscular activity of the colon leading to elimination). Characteristics of the plant, Cultivation methods, Insect pests, and disease management.

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