Why Senna? The sennas are scrubby desert plants that are commonly found in North Africa. Senna has small yellow flowers and grayish-green brittle leaflets. The Alexandrian senna pods are green and about 1 to 3-inches long, while the Egyptian senna pods are darker and narrower. It has a faint aroma, similar to black tea and a sweetish and mucilaginous taste. It can be prepared as a fluid extract, infusion, powder, syrup, and tincture.
Quality Assured: Our certified organic senna pod are sustainably sourced from India. This herb is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and grown without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Our experts here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally evaluate every herb through taste, touch, and smell to assure that you are receiving the best botanicals suitable for use.
Benefits: Senna alexandrina may support healthy bowel elimination.
Cautions and Contraindications: Read and follow directions carefully. Do not use if you have or develop diarrhea, loose stools, or abdominal pain because (name of the herb) may worsen these conditions and be harmful to your health. Consult your physician if you have frequent diarrhea or if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.
Avoid senna if you are taking digoxin. Senna is a stimulant laxative that can decrease levels of potassium in the body and increase risk of side effects of this drug.
Avoid senna if you are taking anticoagulant drugs, such as warfarin. Senna can cause diarrhea and increase the effect of this drug, increasing the risk of bleeding.
Senna is listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
INFUSION OF SENNA PODS:
Senna Senna alexandrina pods: 6 to 12 (adults) or 3 to 6 (children)
Ginger Zingiber officinale root powder: ½ teaspoon
Place the pods in a glass of lukewarm water and leave to soak for about 12 hours. Strain and add ginger root power. Use one to three tablespoons at night. Store for no more than 24 hours in the refrigerator.