senna

noun
sen·na | \ˈse-nə \

Definition of senna 

1 : any of a genus (Cassia synonym Senna) of leguminous herbs, shrubs, and trees native to warm regions : cassia sense 2 especially : one used medicinally

2 : the dried leaflets or pods of various sennas (especially Cassia angustifolia synonym Senna alexandrina) used as a purgative

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Made with ingredients such as alma oil, senna leaf extract and cupuacu butter, the mask is used in-shower after shampooing your hair. Atlanta Life, ajc, "Three finds worth buying," 18 July 2017 The fitness star quotes a description of Flat Tummy Tea’s main ingredients, including senna, a plant that can have laxative effects (and appears in the brand's Cleanse Tea). Sarah Klein, Health.com, "Here's Why This Fitness Star Is Calling Out a Flat-Belly 'Detox' Tea," 2 Aug. 2017 The fitness star quotes a description of Flat Tummy Tea’s main ingredients, including senna, a plant that can have laxative effects (and appears in the brand’s Cleanse Tea). Sarah Klein, PEOPLE.com, "Fitness Star Massy Arias Calls Out ‘Scam Artists’ Flat Tummy Tea for Reposting Her Image," 2 Aug. 2017 And some of the excitement was because of the new ingredient in the formula, Indian senna seed, which is a natural alternative to hyaluronic acid. Emily Barth Isler, Allure, "Josh Rosebrook Vital Balm Cream Has a Waitlist of 600 People," 18 July 2017 Made with ingredients such as alma oil, senna leaf extract and cupuacu butter, the mask is used in-shower after shampooing your hair. Atlanta Life, ajc, "Three finds worth buying," 18 July 2017 Made with ingredients such as alma oil, senna leaf extract and cupuacu butter, the mask is used in-shower after shampooing your hair. Atlanta Life, ajc, "Three finds worth buying," 18 July 2017 Made with ingredients such as alma oil, senna leaf extract and cupuacu butter, the mask is used in-shower after shampooing your hair. Atlanta Life, ajc, "Three finds worth buying," 18 July 2017 Made with ingredients such as alma oil, senna leaf extract and cupuacu butter, the mask is used in-shower after shampooing your hair. Courtney Ortega, star-telegram.com, "IGK’s new spray-on hair mask is a time saver," 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of senna

1543, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for senna

New Latin, from Arabic sanā

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senna

noun
sen·na | \ˈsen-ə \

Medical Definition of senna 

1 : any of a genus (Cassia synonym Senna) of leguminous plants of warm regions especially : one used medicinally

2 : the dried leaflets or pods of various sennas (especially Cassia angustifolia synonym Senna alexandrina) used as a purgative

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