Sennoside B

analytical standard

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Quality Level


analytical standard


≥90.0% (HPLC)



shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable


≤10.0% water

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General description

Sennoside B is a plant-derived anthranoid and is one of the active constituents of the senna drug. It is primarily used as a laxative and cathartic for treating constipation and bowel evacuation.


Sennoside B may be used as a reference standard for the determination of sennoside B in pharmaceutical formulations by high-performance liquid chromatography method.
Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.

Other Notes

Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. 75412.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Stimulant laxatives and opioid-induced constipation.
Twycross R, et al.
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 43(2), 306-313 (2012)
Validated HPLC method for determination of sennosides A and B in senna tablets.
Sun SW and Su HT
Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 29(5), 881-894 (2002)
Mitsuko Takahashi et al.
Shokuhin eiseigaku zasshi. Journal of the Food Hygienic Society of Japan, 50(6), 297-303 (2010-01-13)
Sennoside A and B were detected in 21 commercial health tea products surveyed in 2000-2007, but there were 8 products in which the leaves could not be identified as senna because the leaves had become discolored. The results of assay...
Emi Matsui et al.
Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin, 34(9), 1438-1442 (2011-09-02)
Daiokanzoto (DKT), a Kampo medicine that includes the combination of two crude drugs (rhubarb and glycyrrhiza), is clinically effective for constipation. The aim of this study is to clarify the influence of glycyrrhiza, three glycyrrhiza constituents (glycyrrhizin, liquiritin, and liquiritin...
Huifang Li et al.
Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica, 37(3), 302-304 (2012-05-10)
To determine the difference on purgative biopotency of different processed products of rhubarb and compare rhubarb before and after preparation. The prime biopotency of rhubarb reference substance was determined by comparing with the control substance of sennoside B using rat...

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