Senna: 1 definition


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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Senna in English is the name of a plant defined with Senna alexandrina in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Cassia emarginata L. (among others).

2) Senna is also identified with Senna italica It has the synonym Cassia jahnii (Britton & Rose ex Pittier) Rose ex Pittier (etc.).

3) Senna is also identified with Senna sophera It has the synonym Cassia proboscidea Pollard (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Antenna (2001)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2007)
· Western Folklore (1947)
· Taxon (1981)
· Phytochemistry (2187)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Senna, for example side effects, health benefits, extract dosage, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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