Senna leaf powder has been used in health care products and pharmaceutical field due to following functions:
1. Cathartic effect: senna leaf powder contains anthraquinone derivatives, its cathartic effect and irritation more than other laxatives.
2. Senna leaf powder has the function of antibacterial inhibition.
3. Hemostasis: senna leaf powder can increase platelet and fibrinogen, reduced clotting time, recalcification time, prothrombin time and blood clot contraction time, help to stop the bleeding.
4. Muscle relaxation: senna leaf powder can block acetylcholine at the motor nerve terminals and skeletal joints, so that muscle relaxation.