Senna is a powerful and
well known laxative that should not be taken lightly. Doses should always be kept to the
prescribed amounts on the packaging.
How It May Benefit
Should not be taken for
more than 10 days at a time. Large doses can cause diarrhoea, nausea, severe stomach
cramps, or dehydration. Avoid senna if you are pregnant, nursing, or have gastrointestinal
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Available in prepared tea
bags, syrups, and tablets, as well as in the form of dried leaves and seedpods.