What is it about?

The use of phytochemicals is gaining interest for the treatment of metabolic syndromes over the synthetic formulation of drugs. Senna is evolving as one of the important plants which have been vastly studied for its beneficial effects.

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Why is it important?

In this review, Senna genus is comprehensively discussed in terms of its botanical characteristics, traditional use, geographic presence, and phytochemical profile. The bioactive compound richness contributes to the biological activity of Senna plant extracts.


Additional research is necessary to utilize the phenolic compounds towards its use as an alternative to pharmacological treatments and even as an ingredient in functional foods.

habilitated doctor, chemist Monica BUTNARIU
University of Life Sciences "King Mihai I" from Timisoara

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This page is a summary of: A Review of Recent Studies on the Antioxidant and Anti-Infectious Properties of Senna Plants, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, February 2022, Hindawi Publishing Corporation,
DOI: 10.1155/2022/6025900.
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