Sennae folium


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of senna leaf. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing senna leaf.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing senna leaf. For practical information about using senna leaf medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Sennae folium
English common name Senna leaf
Botanical name Cassia senna L.; Cassia angustifolia Vahl
Therapeutic area
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph


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