A Critical Review on Health Promoting Benefits of Sana Makki (Senna Alexendrina)

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Muhammad Abbas Khan, Arshad Mehmood Malik, Sehrish khan, Nigah Hussain, Maria Fayyaz, Sajid Hussain


Senna Alexendrina, History, Phytochemistry, Beneficial Impact on human health.


A plant with a long history of therapeutic usage is senna alexandrina, occasionally referred to to be senna or Alexandrian senna. This paper thoroughly examines Senna alexandrina's many pharmacological traits and therapeutic uses, emphasizing its relevance in both conventional and contemporary medicine. The plant is a crucial component in many herbal laxatives due to its active components, especially anthraquinone glycosides, which have strong laxative effects. Recent study has shown its potential to manage a variety of health issues in addition to its well-established usefulness in relieving constipation. Currently with the discovery of modern drugs and their significance, natural products-based drugs are also looked for their potency in treating various microbial and other infections. Senna alexandrina is an evergreen shrub grown throughout the year. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is commercially grown in Pakistan, India, Sudan, and Egypt. It has been used in Indian conventional-medicine for its good pharmacological effects. The objectives of current review are to discuss the chemical components, uses and potential effects on human health of senna plant. This paper provides a thorough examination of Senna alexandrina's medical significance, highlighting the plant's numerous therapeutic uses. Understanding the scientific underpinnings of the plant's conventional application is essential for optimizing its advantages and reducing any possible hazards as interest in natural medicines rises.

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