Cassia marilandica Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
American senna wild senna
Cassia marilandica

Medical use

Economic importance of Cassia marilandica

Environmental ornamental

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Kansas , Missouri, Nebraska , Oklahoma , Wisconsin
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas

Biological activities

Antibacterial
Chrysophanol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Antilithic
Anthraquinones found in Leaf
Antiseptic
Chrysophanol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Physcion found in Plant
Bird-Repellent
Anthraquinones found in Leaf
Calcium-Antagonist
Chrysophanol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Physcion found in Plant
Candidicide
Chrysophanol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Carcinogenic
Anthraquinones found in Leaf
Cathartic
Chrysophanol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Physcion found in Plant
Hemostat
Chrysophanol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Laxative
Anthraquinones found in Leaf
Litholytic
Anthraquinones found in Leaf
Pesticide
Chrysophanol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Physcion found in Plant
Pigment
Chrysophanol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Purgative
Chrysophanol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Physcion found in Plant
Termitifuge
Chrysophanol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Toxic
Anthraquinones found in Leaf

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
2-emodin-heteroside Plant
Anthraquinones Leaf
Chrysophanol Leaf 1
Chrysophanol-beta-glucoside Plant
Eo Plant
Physcion Plant
Physcion-beta-heteroside Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]