Definitions for "Senna"
The leaves of several leguminous plants of the genus Cassia. (C. acutifolia, C. angustifolia, etc.). They constitute a valuable but nauseous cathartic medicine.
The plants themselves, native to the East, but now cultivated largely in the south of Europe and in the West Indies.
Offers relief of occasional constipation.
As A Treatment"Prolonged use of senna has been reported to cause chronic diarrhea with excessive electrolyte and nutrient loss, enlargement of the ends of the fingers and toes, and pigmentation of the colon..."