Code

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SEE001

Hindi Name

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Sonamukhi

English Name

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Seena 

Botanical_Name

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Cassia Augustifolia 

Description 

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Seena is an Arabian name, and the drug was first brought into use by the Arabian physicians Serapion and Mesue, and Achiarius was the first of the Greeks to notice it. He recommends not the leaves but the fruit, and Mesue also prefers the pods to the leaves, thinking them more powerful, though they are actually less so, but they do not cause griping. 

Uses

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It is recognised by British and US pharmacopoeias. Senna is a powerful cathartic used in the treatment of constipation, working through a stimulation of intestinal peristalsis. Senna is mainly for severe constipation, the constipation following a fever or for clearing Pitta from the small intestines. It is useful treatment of febrifuge, in splenic enlargements, anemia, typhoid, chlorea, biliousness and bronchitis lowers bowels, increases peristaltic movements of the colon by its local action upon the intestinal wall. It is used as expectorant, wound dresser, antidysentric, carminative and laxative.