Indian Senna Extract

Natural Extract With High Purity

Phyto Life Science introduces broad varieties of customized Indian Senna extract with Unique Features to meet consumer’s specific requirements in Healthcare, Food & Cosmetic industries.

  • Botanical Name: Cassia Angustifolia
  • English/Common Name: Indian Senna, Tinnevelly
  • Ayurvedic Name: Svarnapatri
  • Parts Used: Leaves, Pods
  • Principal Constituents of Crude Herb : Sennoside A & B, Glycoside
  • Introduction: 

    Senna includes herbs, shrubs, and trees. The leaves are pinnate with opposite paired leaflets. The inflorescences are racemes at the ends of branches or emerging from the leaf axils. The flower has five sepals and five usually yellow petals. There are ten straight stamens. The stamens may be different sizes, and some are staminodes. The fruit is a legume pod containing several seeds.

Chemical composition / key active constituents:

The pods contain sennosides A and B, sennidin – 8.8 – diglucoside, glycosides of rhein and chrysophanic acid, aloe- emodin, its dianthrone diglucoside and emodin glucoside. Occurrence of oxymethyl- anthraquinone has been reported from the fruits. Leaves contain flavanols, isorhamnetin, kaempferol, rhein, emodin, mucilage salicylic acid, volatile oil, calcium oxalate, & Sennosides A, B, C and D.


Pharmacology: Senna leaves and pods have been shown to have laxative activity. It is usefull in habitual constipation. Pharmacological investigations show that sennosides A and B account for the entire activity of the senna leaves and pods, Leaves contain glycosides, sennoside A, B, C and D. Two naphthalene glycosides have been isolated from leaves and pods.

The medicinal action of Senna can be attributed mainly to the anthraquinone glycosides, especially sennoside A and B. It appears that the aglycone portion is responsible for its action. The breakdown of the anthraquinone glycosides in the digestive tract can occur in one of two ways. The bowel flora can directly hydrolyze them in a similar way to that of free active aglycone. Alternatively, in the presence of bile and the sugar moiety, the free aglycone can be absorbed into the blood stream and secreted later into the colon. The final result is stimulation of the Auerbach plexus resulting in increased intestinal muscle contraction. In addition, its mucilage content decreases bodily absorption of fluid leading to an enhancement of the final laxative action. 

  • Senna is used in treating constipation, by stimulating intestinal peristalsis.
  • It is useful in painful hemorrhoids, as it ensures soft and easy bowel movements.
  •  Paste of Senna leaves is  applied to various skin diseases like acne, eczema etc
  • It is used as an anthelmentic since it expels intestinal worms effectively.
  • It is also used in hypertension and obesity.
  • It is useful in loss of appetite, dysentry, hepatomegaly, spleenomegaly, indigestion, malaria, jaundice, biliousness, gout, rheumatism and anaemia.

Collection of raw material in proper season from various regions of India. Authentication and Standardization of botanical species carried out respectively.


Our organization adopted USP based methods for extraction to maintain quality, safety & efficacy of our product by following GMP. For enrichment of herbal extract we optimized & monitored critical process parameters to achieve desire end product which conserve its natural aroma and taste to satisfy consumers need. Product is processed & stored under strictly hygienic production environment.


Phyto Life Science is always taking consideration of consumer’s requirement by providing them versatile products with below unique features:

  • Aqueous solubility
  • Enriched phytoconstituents
  • Prolong shelf life
  • Availability  of accelerated stability study data 
  • Long lasting natural aroma & taste

Powder, Liquid and Oil soluble version also available

  • Applied in  Nutraceuticals to enhance health benefits
  • Applied in food and beverages
  • Applied in cosmetics, flavors & fragrance industry   

Store at cool and dry place

Important Note :-The information presented in this is for informational, reference and educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by a health care professional. Although, the information presented about product is based on material provided by researchers and sources deemed reliable, we do not presume to give medical advice. The information presented here is the base on various Ayurveda & other book references and some market literatures and books and published papers. Anyone wishing to use this information should share it with his or her health care provider before embarking on any therapeutic program. It is your responsibility to discuss any alternative or natural remedy with your health care provider before use.