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Sennosides are found in senna and the rhubarb plant. They have a cathartic effect on the human body. Long-term use can lead to laxative dependence.

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Windholz, Martha, Susan Budavani, et. al. 1976. The Merck Index. Merck and Co., Inc. New Jersey.