SennaSanskrit name: Markandika
Botanical name: Senna alexandrina
Habitat: Senna is native to tropical Africa and cultivated in Egypt and the Sudan and elsewhere.





  • Rasa (taste): Sweet Bitter, Pungent, Astringent
  • Virya (action): Heating
  • Vipaka (post-dogetsive effects): Pungent
  • Doshas (constitution): Balances vata and pitta

General information

Senna herb stimulates digestive juices in the stomach and regulates the digestive system, and increases appetite. It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties, helping in the treatment of inflammation of internal organs. Senna helps in pacifying vata dosha and increases immune power.

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