Senna Leaf 50g
Type: Leaves and pods
Conditions that can be treated
Ailments that need intestinal purging
Recommended dosage and preparation
For a bitter infusion use from 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried leaves in boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes. Drink up to 1 cup a day before bed or in the morning. This concoction should not be taken for several days in a row. Add sugar and honey to improve the bitter taste.
Side effects and contradictions
Senna should not be given to children under age 2.
For older children and people over 65, start With a loW-strength preparation and increase strength if necessary.
Senna's powerful action means it should not be used by those with chronic gastrointestinal conditions, such as ulcers, colitis, or hemorrhoids.
Pregnant and nursing women should not take senna.
Senna should never be used for more than two weeks because over time it causes lazy bowel syndrome, which is an inability to move stool without chemical stimulation.
Large amounts of senna cause diarrhea, nausea, and cramps with possible dehydration
Long-term use may cause enlargement of the fingertip (clubbing)