True Senna


True Senna

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Senna alexandrina Mill.

Arabic name(s)

Sana

English name(s)

True Senna

Order

Fabales

Family

Fabaceae / Caesalpinioideae

Genus

Senna Mill.

Species

Senna alexandrina Mill.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

True senna "Sanna" is a perennial herbaceous under-shrub.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Senna grows naturally at the deserts of the Arabian peninsula and North Africa particularly on more compact on gravelly and rocky areas.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The word Sanna is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Narrated by Umm Salamah: the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him, said: “what I see you sick?”, I said, I drank a drug for laxative , He said: “what is it?”, I said As-Shubrum, he said: “what you and Shubrum?”, He said: “it’s hot , tack sanna and Sanout, they healing for all diseases except death” Sahih Sunaan Ibn Majah.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Products

Traditional Uses

Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

References