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Senna Leaf (Senna Alexandrina) 2 oz.

Origin: India

 

Disclaimer:  This is for educational purposes only.  The information herein does not constitute as medical advice.  Consult with a qualified healthcare professional or herbalist for personalized guidance.

 

Senna leaves, scientifically known as Senna Alexandrina, are commonly used as a natural remedy for their laxative properties. Alexandrian senna is native to northern and northeastern Africa, growing wild in semidesert and sudanosahelian zones of Africa, including Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, and Sudan.  It is cultivated in the valley of the Nile in Sudan, southern China, and India. 

 

Health Benefits: 

Senna leaves contain compounds called sennosides, which stimulate the muscles in the intestines, promoting bowel movements. This makes Senna an effective natural remedy for relieving constipation. It is generally considered a short-term solution for occasional constipation.  Senna leaves can help alleviate symptoms of indigestion, such as bloating and discomfort, by promoting regular bowel movements and clearing waste from the digestive system.

 

Senna leaves may be used as part of a detoxification or weight loss program. The purgative effect can result in temporary weight loss due to the removal of water and waste from the body. However, this should be done under supervision, and it is not a sustainable or healthy long-term weight loss solution.

 

Directions for Use:

Boil  1-2 tsp of dried Senna leaves in 4 cups of spring water to make a tea.  Let steep for 10-15 minutes before drinking.  You can adjust the steeping time to control the strength of the tea.  You can add honey or lemon for flavor, as Senna tea can have a strong, somewhat bitter taste.

 

Cautions:

- Senna should be used sparingly and for a short duration. Prolonged or excessive use of Senna can lead to dependency on laxatives and electrolyte imbalances.

- Do not use Senna if you have certain medical conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, appendicitis, or intestinal obstructions, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, without consulting a healthcare professional.

- It's crucial to follow the recommended dosage and guidelines for using Senna to avoid potential side effects or complications.

- Long-term or excessive use of Senna can lead to side effects such as diarrhea, cramps, and electrolyte imbalances, so it's important to use it with caution and moderation.

Senna Leaf

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