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 the Senna are Cassian narrow-leaved, Alexandrian leaf and maternal leaves.

  • Properties
  • The harmful
  • Application
  • Slimming
  • constipation
  • for bowel cleansing
  • Contraindications
  • during pregnancy
  • Children


in folk and traditional medicine more oftenUse parnopristye leaves senna, less often - the fruits of the plant. Its leaves contain flavonoids, anthraglycosides, free emodins( aloe, reine, emodin), alkaloids, resins, phytosterols and organic acids.

Sennou used as soft natural laxative agent which enhances motility of the colon, and has a diuretic effect. Its reception is indicated for chronic constipation, hemorrhoids and colitis, and also after surgical interventions on the rectum, with intestinal atony and for its purification before fluoroscopy.

The harmful

Despite the fact that

the hay is one of the safest laxatives, prolonged its intake can provoke nutritional deficiencies, liver dysfunction, and bowel dystrophy.


The home of grass prepare teas, tinctures, decoctions can also be purchased senna 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.


herbal for weight reduction : mix 20 grams of dandelion, senna leaves, fresh parsley and nettle, and 10 grams of sweet fennel fruit and peppermint. All components are well ground and 15 grams of the resulting mixture pour 250 milliliters of boiling water. Allow 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 consumed collection should be increased to 400 milliliters, and then reduced.

Recipe for weight loss with dried fruit and hay : you need 10 grams of raisins, dried apricots, prunes and figs. Dried fruits, chopped, add to them 100 grams of honey and the same number of senna leaves, 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.


Cold infusion of senna : 5 grams of crushed dried leaves to fill in 230-240 ml of cold water, to insist during the day, do not forget to stir, and drain. Eat 200 milliliters if necessary, preferably in the evening before bedtime. Infusion begins to act after 7-8 hours. The drug is used to treat constipation.

hot infusion recommended for constipation, which are caused sluggish bowel motility and hypotension, as well as for regulation of the chair at the cracks in the anus, spastic constipation various etiologies, proctitis, hemorrhoids. Dried crushed leaves well, cover them with boiled water in a ratio of 1:10 and boil 18-20 minutes, then left to infuse 50 minutes and filter. Take ready infusion of 15 milliliters from 1 to 3 times a day.

Tea with hemorrhoids grass senna : Mix 15 grams of leaf senna, buckthorn bark, yarrow, licorice root and fruit 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 leaves of senna pour 230-240 ml of boiling water, boil on low heat for about 7 minutes, and 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 release the intestine with a soft chair, especially with chronic colitis, atonic constipation, hemorrhoids and paraproctitis.

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Note also Senade drug, which includes senna leaf extract, and especially its use in pregnancy

for bowel cleansing

1 tablespoon of crushed leaves of grass pour 250 ml 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 1st day, you need to take 100 milliliters of the drug, 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 cleansing, the dosage would be 200 milliliters.

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


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.
  • Lesion of the liver or kidney. Constraints of a spastic nature.
  • Severe postoperative position. Excessive sensitivity of the gastrointestinal tract.

Failure dosages Senna herb can cause the following side effects:

  • Severe pain in the abdomen.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Bloating and flatulence.
  • Convulsive spasms.
  • Arrhythmia.
  • Change in 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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during pregnancy

The waiting period of the child, and also during breast feeding grass hay is contraindicated to take it only under the supervision of a physician in the event of serious indications.

For 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 the drug in tablets is permitted according to the instructions.

You can also prepare the following laxative decoction: 1 teaspoon leaves of the plant to pour 60 milliliters of boiling water and insist for 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 hay is addictive and can cause unpleasant side effects, so it is best to first try non-drug methods of massage the abdomen with enhanced drinking regime and diet balanced diet.