Senna, also known as, Alexandrian Senna, Cassia acutifolia, Cassia angustifolia and many other names, is a perennial shrub native to tropical regions. Senna is used for treating constipation and is usually found in OTC, natural and homeopathic medicines.
Even though Senna is native to Africa, Middle East, India and China, it is used all over the world and it is a FDA-approved herb for use as a non-prescription laxative. Senna has been extensively used in Ayurveda.
Senna is a storehouse of compounds such as dianthrone glycosides, sennosides, flavonoids, naphthalene glycosides, mucilage, tannin, resin and beta-sitosterol. Sennosides is the chemical that acts on the motility of the colon, influencing the bowel lining, which leads to a laxative effect.
At Azkka, we believe in nature’s power of healing and have developed a safe and powerful laxative with isabgol husk powder and Senna leaves. People suffering from chronic constipation can benefit from the wonderful purgative effects of Senna leaf. It is also known to destroy and expel worms and parasites from the intestinal tract.
Senna provides relief from heartburn, nausea, gas and bloating. When taken with aromatic herbs like cardamom, fennel, ginger and peppermint, it can provide several benefits. Senna is also found in tea and supplements because of its detoxing properties and weight loss benefits. People suffering from skin problems such as pimple and acne can also benefit from this herbal remedy.
However, prolonged use of Senna may have some negative effect on your colon. So always ask a physician before starting on any course of treatment.