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  Cassia L.
 
Scientific Name  Cassia L.
Family Name  Fabaceae
Common Name  Senna, Hoja Sen
Photo link  http://www.swsbm.com/Images/New5-28/Cassia_covesii.jpg
Studies on Diabetes 
Other Uses  Cathartic laxative, uterine stimulant (Moore 1993)
Formulations used by  Informants  Commercially prepared hot infusion (Jounkins).
Phytochemistry  Hydroxyanthracene glycosides (sennosides) (Blumenthal 2000).
Potential Adverse  Effects  Allergic reactions, dependence with chronic use; intestinal cramping, pigmentation of colon, electrolyte abnormalities, hepatotoxicity (case studines), uterine stimulation (Johnson 2002, Blumenthal 2000).
Potential Medication  Interactions  Cardiovascular medication (due to electrolyte loss).
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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