BOTANICAL NAME: Cassia angustifolia
Bhavaprakash: Guduchyadi varga
ENGLISH NAME: Indian senna, tinnevelly senna
Hindi: Sanaya, hindisana
Kannada: Nelavarika, Sonamukhi, nelaavare, nelavarika.
Bengali: Svamamukhi, sonapata
Punjabi: sannamakhi, sanapati, sarnapatta
REFERENCE: BHAVAPRAKASH SAMHITA with link e Nighantu:
मार्कण्डिका भूमिवल्ली मार्कण्डी मृदुरेचनी |
मार्कण्डिका कुष्ठहरी ऊर्ध्वाधःकायशोधिनी |
विषदुर्गन्धकासघ्नी गुल्मोदरविनाशिनी ||२४४||
HABITAT: Found in south India like in Madura, Trichannapalli, etc
BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION: It is Small shrub, 61-91cn in height. Leaves are paripinnate, 7-8 pairs of leaflets, glabrous, yellowish green
Flowers are yellow in color. Pods are greenish brown to dark brown . Seeds are 5-7 in number and smooth, dark brown in color. Flowering and fruiting time- throughout the year
|Bitter, pungent, Astringent||Dryness, lightness,
MAJOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: Anthraquinone, Glycoside, flavonoids, steroids and resins
- Constipation – Both the drugs senna and cumin seeds are taken in 4:1 ratio and fine powder is made. This is taken in the dose of 1 gram twice daily.
- Heartburn- The drugs Senna and raisins are taken in 1:10 ratio and decoction or hot infusion is made. This is taken whenever needed.
- Chronic skin diseases – The drugs Aragwadha, Daruharidra and Senna are taken in 4:2:1 ratio and decoction is made. This is taken in an empty stomach in chronic skin complaints for 14-21 days.
- Cough – 1-2 pinch of senna is added to half cup of hot water and kept for a while. Later 1 spoon of honey is added to this and mixed well. This is sipped repeatedly in the conditions of chest congestion and chronic cough.
Visha Toxic conditions, kasa Cough, Gulma Tumor, Udara Roga Ascites
USEFUL PART: Leaves
DOSAGE: 0.5- 2 g powder
- Panchsakar churna