Senna herb for constipation and slimming

Senna is a perennial shrub in the height of 90-95 centimeters. This herb is widespread in Central Asia, the deserts of Africa, southern China, India and Pakistan. Other names of senna are cassia narrow-leaved, Alexandrian leaf and maternal leaves.

  • Properties of
  • Properties
  • Uses
  • For weight loss
  • From constipation
  • For intestinal cleansing
  • Contraindications
  • When pregnant
  • For children


In folk and traditional medicine, the sulphurous leaves of Senna are used more often, the fruit of the plant is more often used. Its leaves contain flavonoids, anthraglycosides, free emodins( aloe, reine, emodin), alkaloids, resins, phytosterols and organic acids.

Senna is used as a mild natural laxative, which promotes strengthening of the motility of the large intestine and has a diuretic effect. Its reception is indicated for chronic constipation, hemorrhoids and colitis, as well as after surgical interventions on the rectum, with intestinal atony and for its purification before fluoroscopy.

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What is harmful is

Despite the fact that hay is one of the safest laxatives, long-term use can provoke a deficiency of nutrients, impaired liver function and intestinal dystrophy.

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Application of

At home, tea, infusions and decoctions are prepared from the grass for senna in tablets. According to the instructions, the pharmacy medicine can be taken no longer than 7 days: adults - 2 times a day for 2-4 tablets, children from 6 years - 1 tablet.

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For weight loss

Herbal collection for weight loss : mix 20 grams of dandelion medicinal, hay leaves, fresh parsley and nettle, and 10 grams of fragrant dill and peppermint fruit. All components are well ground and 15 grams of the resulting mixture pour 250 milliliters of boiling water. Leave to stand for 2-3 hours in a warm place and then drain.

A ready-made diet for weight loss should be drunk after eating in small sips. The duration of the course should not be more than a month: the first 14 days the amount of the collection should be increased to 400 milliliters, and then reduced.

Recipe for weight loss with dried fruits and hay : you need 10 grams of raisins, dried apricots, prunes and figs. Dried fruits, crush, add to them 100 grams of honey and the same number of leaves of Senna, previously shredded and steamed in 200 milliliters of boiling water. Stir the mass and put in the refrigerator.

During the day you should eat in the usual way, trying not to abuse flour, sweet, smoked and fat. The last meal should be no later than 6-7 pm. In the intervals between meals, eat 1-2 tablespoons of the prepared mixture for weight loss. Duration of the diet is 21 days.

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From constipations

Cold tincture from Senna : 5 grams of crushed dry leaves pour 230-240 milliliters of cold water, insist for 24 hours, remembering to stir, and strain. Eat 200 milliliters if necessary, preferably in the evening before bedtime. The infusion begins to act after 7-8 hours. The drug is used to treat constipation.

Hot infusion is recommended for constipation caused by sluggish peristalsis of the bowel and hypotension, as well as for stool regulation in case of cracks in the anus, spastic constipation of various etiologies, proctitis, hemorrhoids. Dry the leaves well, grind them, pour them with boiled water in a ratio of 1:10 and boil for 18-20 minutes, then leave to infuse for 50 minutes and strain. Take ready infusion of 15 milliliters from 1 to 3 times a day.

Tea with hemorrhoids from the grass of Senna : mix 15 grams of hay leaves, bark of buckthorn, yarrow, licorice root and fruits of coriander.15 grams of the resulting mixture brew 250 milliliters of boiling water and leave at room temperature for 20 minutes. At the end of time, drain and use tea 100 milliliters in the evening.

Decoction of Senna : 15 grams of finely chopped hay leaves pour 230-240 milliliters of boiling water, boil on a quiet fire for about 7 minutes, then insist for one hour and strain. Drink 15-30 milliliters not more than 3 times a day. This broth is recommended for constipation, when it is necessary to loosen the intestine with a soft stool, especially with chronic colitis, atonic constipation, hemorrhoids and paraproctitis.

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Please also pay attention to the Senadé preparation, which includes senna leaf extract, and its use in pregnancy
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For purificationintestines

1 tablespoon chopped grass leaves pour 250 milliliters of boiling water, put the mixture on a steam bath and warm up for 45 minutes. After that, cool and strain the broth.

Drink ready-to-use remedy is recommended 2 hours after meals or at bedtime. On the first day, you need to take 100 milliliters of funds, starting from 2 days the volume of the drink should be increased by 20 milliliters daily, so that at 7, the last day of intestinal cleaning, the dosage would be 200 milliliters.

Application of the decoction of the plant according to this recipe and the proposed scheme will help to remove toxins from the body and purify the kidneys from small stones and sand. This cleansing can be done once every 2-3 months.

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Senna can not be used by people who have:

  • Intestinal obstruction.
  • Gallstone disease.
  • Inflammatory diseases of the stomach.
  • Individual senna intolerance.
  • Hemorrhages in the digestive tract.
  • Cystitis.
  • Violations of the electrolyte level.
  • Liver or kidney damage.
  • Constipation of a spastic nature.
  • Severe postoperative position.
  • Excessive sensitivity of the digestive tract.

If non-observance of senna dosage, the herb can cause the following side effects:

  • Severe abdominal pain.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Swelling and flatulence.
  • Convulsive spasms.
  • Arrhythmia.
  • Change in the color of urine.
  • General weakness.
Senna is a medicinal herb, therefore it is necessary to take it only under the supervision of a doctor.
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When pregnant

During the waiting period for the child, and also during lactation, senna grass is contraindicated, it can only be taken under medical supervision in case of serious indications.

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To children

Experts do not recommend giving senna in any dosage forms for constipation to children and children under 6 years. Since the age of 6, the use of medication in tablets is permitted according to the instructions.

Also it is possible to prepare the following laxative broth: 1 teaspoon leaves of a plant to fill in with 60 milliliters of boiled water and to insist within 15-20 minutes. After this, bring boiled water to 200 milliliters. Give the child at night for 1 tablespoon.

Parents need to remember that the grass of hay is addictive and can cause unpleasant side effects, so it is better to first try non-drug methods: a tummy massage with a strengthened drinking regimen and a dietary balanced diet.

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