Senna Leaf (Fanxieye)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Folium Sennae|
|Botanical Name:||Cassia angustifolia Vahl
Cassia acutifolia Delile
|Common Name:||Senna Leaf|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Yaoxue Dacidian|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The leaves are gathered in September and cleaned and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet, bitter and cold|
|Functions:||To purge feces downward|
|Indications and Combinations:||Constipation.
*Use alone or with Immature bitter orange (Zhishi) and Magnolia bark (Houpo).
|Dosage:||1.5-3 g for mild constipation; 3-10 g for severe constipation|
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated during menstruation, lactation and pregnancy.|