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What is Sennosides ?

May 05, 2019

What is Sennosides ?

Senna glycosides (also known as Sennosides or Senna) are also known as senna or senna, and are used to treat constipation.This product is listed in the World Health Organization's list of essential medicines and is one of the essential medicines for the basic public health system. Senna is a low-cost generic drug, and the wholesale price per dose is about 0.01 US dollars. This product was first discovered in the body of Cassia, and was used as early as 700 AD.

What is Sennosides Made of ?

Senna is a combination of various steroid derivatives and has a laxative effect. It is a natural laxative commonly found in plants. Senna is a glycosidic dimer and is abundant in Cassia. Cassia genus such as cassia, scorpion, etc., its fruit, soybean meal, leaves, etc. can be used as medicine, or as a component of slimming tea. According to the Taiwan Health Department's announcement, the daily consumption limit of sennaine in food is less than 12 mg. Pregnant women and physically weak people should avoid drinking.

How does Sennosides work?

(1) About the treatment of constipation

Folks often use senna leaf boiled water to treat habitual constipation. The short-term effect is very good, but it will gradually produce resistance and the dosage will continue to increase. After a long time, it will be invalid, and the days of constipation will become longer and longer. There are even a few patients with intestinal obstruction. Therefore, senna leaves can only be used for a while, not dependent.

Senna has a abdominal pain reaction, and some even have short-term colic. After abdominal diarrhea, abdominal pain can relieve itself.

(2) About cleaning the intestines

 Radiology abdominal plain film, colon and pyelography, and surgical abdominal surgery, all like to use senna to clean the intestines, the patient also feels convenient. Even if it is not clean enough, you can clean the enema again. After more than 80 years of practice, it has gradually been promoted.

(3)About weight loss

Slimming tea made from senna is unilateral and compound. The color and fragrance are more suitable and delicious. It has been on the market for more than 10 years and has certain effects. However, there is abdominal pain, diarrhea, and drug resistance, and its effect has certain limitations.

What is Sennosides