Senna, or Cassia Angustifolia, is an ornamental shrub native to Egypt. Its leaves and pods are collected twice a year, then dried to create medicinal teas and supplements.
Senna is a popular herbal laxative that is available without prescription.
Senna is generally safe and well tolerated, but can cause adverse events including clinically apparent liver injury when used in high doses for longer than recommended periods.
Senna acts on the smooth muscles of the colon to instigate bowel movements.
It is primarily used as an effective relief from occasional constipation.
Warning: Prolonged used of Senna can damage the colon and encourage dependency. Do not take Senna for more than seven consecutive days. Discontinue use if experiencing stomach cramps, dizziness, rectal bleeding, or nausea. Do not drink Senna tea if pregnant, nursing, or anemic.
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