Senna leaf powder is known to be used as a laxative which tends to stimulate the evacuation of the bowels. It encourages the bowel movement by inhibiting the smooth muscles that retain stool and stimulating the smooth muscles that push stool through the intestine. The herb doesn’t work unless the sennosides in the herb are transformed into rheinanthrones by beneficial bacteria in the colon. The leaf of senna is fairly powerful and for a more mild effect, it is recommended that you use the pods
Senna is used for “constipation” and to “clear the bowel” before tests such as a colonoscopy are conducted and are contraindicated in patients with appendicitis, intestinal obstruction, and ulcerative colitis. It isn’t recommended for children below the ages of 2 because it might lead to them experiencing severe diaper rash, blister formation, and skin sloughing. The long-term use of senna has resulted in pigmentation of the colon, reversible finger clubbing, cachexia, and dependency on the laxative
NB: Do not use this product if you have abdominal pain or diarrhea. Consult a healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing a baby. Discontinue use in the event of diarrhea, loss of fluids, hypokalemia, and abdominal pain/cramping or watery stools. Do not exceed recommended dose. Not for long-term use.