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Chemical structure of sennoside A.

Hydroxyanthracenes are a class of natural phenolic compounds. They can be found in Cassia alata[1] and Cassia senna (sennosides A, B, C and D).[2]


  1. ^ Distribution of hydroxyanthracene derivatives in Cassia alata and the factors affecting the quality of the raw material. Pharkphoom Panichayupakaranant and Niwan Intaraksa, Songklanakarin J. Sci. Technol., July-Aug. 2003, Vol. 25, No. 4, pages 497-502 (article)
  2. ^ WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants - Volume 1, 1999, 295 pages