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Senna leaf: what it is, and its benefits

The senna leaf, also known as senna or senna, is a medicinal plant that is widely used to treat gastrointestinal problems, mainly constipation, because it has strong laxative and purgative properties.

Senna leaf: what it is, and its benefits

Senna leaf laxative effect is mainly due to its ability to activate the intestinal mucosa, making bowel movements faster, favoring the elimination of feces, for this reason its use should be with great caution.

Senna leaf  is a medicinal plant that is widely used to treat gastrointestinal problems

Despite its benefits, senna leaves should be used with caution and under medical guidance, since its constant use can cause alterations of the intestinal microbiota, very strong colic and even predisposition to rectal neck cancer.

Senna leaf tea

Ingredients

1 to 2 g of senna leaves

250 ml of boiling water

Senna leaf laxative effect is mainly due to its ability to activate the intestinal mucosa

Preparation

Place the herb in a pot or cup, add the water and let it rest for 5 minutes. Wait until it is warm, strain and drink 2 to 3 times a day without adding sugar.

Although tea is a practical option to consume senna, this plant can also be purchased in the form of capsules, which can be sold in natural product stores and in some pharmacies, which are ingested 1 capsule of 100 to 300 mg per day.

Ideally, this plant should be used under the guidance of a doctor and for a maximum period of 7 to 10 days. If after this period constipation persists, you should see a general practitioner or gastroenterologist.

Does senna leaf tea help you lose weight?

Senna tea is widely used, popularly, during weight loss processes. However, this plant does not possess any properties that help to burn fat.

Weight loss is related to an increase in the frequency of bowel movements, in addition to the inhibition of water absorption, preventing fluid retention.

Arymel García

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