Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Senna, American
Botanical Name   Cassia marilandica
System Affected   laxative, cramps, worms, fever
Properties   laxative cramps expels worms fever
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Origin   North America
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    Senna, Bladder
Botanical Name   Colutea arborescens
System Affected   laxative
Properties   laxative
Description   yellow flowers with bladder-like pods
Origin   Mediterrania
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    Senna, Chinese (Jue Ming Zi)
Botanical Name   Cassia tora
System Affected   laxative, vision, swelling, eye redness, dizziness
Properties   safe laxative clear vision relieves swelling, soreness, and redness of the eyes caused by liver inflammation high blood pressure, headaches, dizziness
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Origin   China
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    Senna
Botanical Name   Cassia senna
System Affected   constipation, bowel cleanser
Properties   constipation, more purgative than a laxative, bowel cleanser Infusion: 2oz in 1 pint hot water, stand 1hr, strain, dose is 1 glass every few hrs (may add 1/8oz ginger) Tea: make as infusion, may add rhubarb, casvara bark, anise, jalap root, or licorice root
Description   leaves of low shrub
Origin   Africa (upper/mid Nile), India
Notes   take as infusion or tea
Toxicity   Avoid during Pregnancy
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