Senna tea is prepared from the leaves of the herb

Senna is an herb from which senna tea is prepared, as this herb thrives in the tropics, although some can grow in more temperate climates. The senna herb is characterized by the following:

Extracts and teas made from senna have long been used as laxatives and stimulants in traditional herbal medicine, as senna is an active ingredient in many common over-the-counter laxative medications.
The origin of the senna herb is from Egypt, and it is now grown all over the world.
Senna is a natural medicine that contains sennosides that are derived from the leaves of the senna plant.

What are the benefits of senna?

The benefits of senna for the abdomen

The active substances contained in the herb called Sennoside cannot be absorbed in the digestive tract but can be broken down by gut bacteria. Breaking them down leads to mild irritation in the cells of the colon and irritation of the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, which stimulates bowel movements and produces a laxative effect. This laxative effect is one of the most prominent benefits of senna for the abdomen. Therefore, senna tea is used in the following cases:

Treat constipation for a short time.

One of the benefits of senna for the colon is also its use to empty the intestines, as senna is used to clean the abdomen before a colonoscopy. 
The benefits of senna for hemorrhoids resulting from chronic constipation are also linked to its laxative effect. 
The benefits of senna for the abdomen are among its most prominent health benefits, and it usually stimulates bowel movement in general within 6 to 12 hours for most people. Therefore it may be taken at bedtime to start a bowel movement the next day. Senna medicine is dispensed without a prescription. Senna comes in the following medicinal forms:

  1. tablets.
  2. powder.
  3. capsules.
  4. syrup.
  5. in the form of granules.

The benefits of senna for weight loss

Senna is increasingly being included in herbal teas and supplements touting the benefits of senna for slimming and weight loss. However, there is no scientific evidence to support the use of senna tea for any detox or weight loss routine.

The benefits of senna for hair

Senna offers great benefits for hair, and senna makki is very similar to henna for hair. As its leaves contain a yellow pigment and are characterized by their high ability to moisturize the hair and make it smooth. Most of the wonderful properties of henna are present in senna, but without the noticeable color deposit on dark hair. The effect of color you leave will last for a maximum of 2-3 weeks.

What is the way to use Alsnamaki?

Many people ask how do I use senna herb? Senna can be used in the form of tea (from the leaves), an extract, or pills that contain the active substances (sennosides) and can be purchased from pharmacies without the need for a prescription. Senna tea is often described as having a mild, sweet and slightly bitter flavor, and many commercial teas combine senna with other herbs to change the final flavor and get the benefits of senna maki.

To make senna tea from scratch, steep 1-2 grams of dried senna leaves in hot water for 10 minutes. You should avoid drinking more than two servings a day.

What are the harms of senna?

In addition to the multiple benefits of senna, senna may cause some unwanted side effects and damages. Although not all of these side effects necessarily occur, they need medical attention if they occur. Possible senna damages include the following:

  • Mild stomach cramps.
  • Severe diarrhea, especially after prolonged use.
  • Black stools.
  • Nausea.
  • Fainting due to severe diarrhea and fluid loss.

What are the precautions for the use of senna?

Senna is LIKELY SAFE to use during pregnancy and breast-feeding when taken by mouth on a short-term basis. However, the use of senna should be avoided in some cases, including the following:

  • heart disease.
  • Liver diseases.
  • Colon disorders such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • Gastritis.
  • Abdominal pain.

What are the complications of long-term use of senna?

The use of senna and laxatives in general for a long time leads to:

The body gets used to it (bowel movement does not occur without it) and stopping its use leads to severe constipation, so it must be used for a limited time. 
liver damage 
Disturbances in the level of salts and minerals in the body as a result of their increased excretion. This may complicate the condition of a patient with heart disease.

What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to senna?

It is essential to tell the doctor if there is any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. The health care professional should also be told if there are other types of allergies, such as foods, dyes, or preservatives. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Symptoms of senna hypersensitivity include:

  • Skin rash.
  • Itching all over the body or at a specific site.

What are the drug interactions of senna?


Senna may affect the effect of diuretics and blood thinners. Senna may affect the effect of digoxin, which is used to treat heart failure, as a result of its effect on the level of salts in the blood.