Features & Benefits
Senna is a type of shrub native to North Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia. Many naturopaths, herbalists, and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine consider senna leaves to be powerful natural laxative and inappropriate for regular use. It is an FDA-approved non-prescriotion laxative.
Senna leaves and seeds are rich sources of anthroquinone glycosides, which are compounds that stimulate the large intestine to contract. They work by slightly irritating the lining of the colon, which leads to bowel-muscle contraction and more frequent bowel movements. Senna also causes less water to be absorbed from your large intestine, which leads to softer stools that are eaesier to pass. Chronic constipation is painful and can become a health hazard due to the toxins that are produced by compacted fecal material. Waste materila can become trapped in the lart intestine, which is why senna is also used as an herbal colon-cleansing agent.
For relief of occasional constipation (irregularity). This product generally produces bowel movements in 6 to 12 hours.
Each capsule contains:
Senna leaves (Cassia angustifolia)..............450mg
Plant derived capsule
Adults: Take 3 capsules at bedtime with 250mL of water. Allow 6 to 12 hours for laxative effect to occur
Warning: Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or if you have a kidney disorder or are taking heart medication. Reduce dose or discontinue use if abdominal cramps, spasms, and/or pain occur. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have hemorrhoids or chronic gastrointestinal disorder, or are taking thiazide diuretics, corticosteroids, licorice root or other drugs that may aggravate electrolyte balance.