Small: 4x3 sized pouch
approximate serving size: 12 to 15 servings
Senna leaf is a natural laxative and is commonly used to treat constipation. It may also reduce inflammation, improve skin health, and promote weight loss. However, it is vital to use senna leaf in moderation and under the guidance of a healthcare professional, as overuse can lead to adverse side effects.
The primary active compound, Sennosides, cannot be absorbed in your digestive tract, but gut bacteria can break them down. This breakdown of Sennosides mildly irritates the cells in your colon, stimulating intestinal movement and producing a laxative effect.
Senna is also an active ingredient in many popular over-the-counter laxative medications, such as Ex-Lax and Nature’s Remedy. For most people, it can stimulate a bowel movement within 6–12 hours.
Caution: Don't use senna tea for more than seven days without medical advice. Extended use may cause laxative dependency, electrolyte imbalances, and liver damage. Interactions with anticoagulants, diuretics, corticosteroids, licorice root, and drugs for heart rhythm control are possible. With heart/IBD/liver disease, consult a provider before taking senna; it may worsen these conditions.
Potential Allergen: Although rare, Senna Leaf can cause an allergic reaction if you are allergic to this herb. You must seek medical attention immediately if you have a severe allergic reaction.
Avoid If: Pregnant or breastfeeding Always consult a physician before using Senna Leaf, and avoid using it if pregnant or breastfeeding. It's best to take the time to discuss its use with your healthcare provider before taking it.
As with every herb, please do your research before use.
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