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Specifications :

Product Name

Senna Leaves

Botanical Name

Cassia senna L , Cassia angustifolia Vahl

Quality / Grade

P1, P2, P3, Powder, Tea bag cut


25Kg, 50Kg, 100Kg Bale

Shelf Life

12 months when stored under the correct conditions



Description :

    Senna is an herb that comes from several different flowering species of the Cassia plants. The leaves, flowers, and fruits of the senna plant have been used in tea as a laxative or stimulant for centuries. This plant has laxative properties, which can be useful to us through the infusion of leaves.

Benefits :

  • This herbal tea has properties thanks to the substances contained in the senna leaves, which interact with bacteria in the digestive tract.
  • These are substances called dimeric glycosides, derivatives of anthraquinone, known as senna glycosides or sennosides. They act with a slight irritation, which causes the intestinal muscles to contract and gives the laxative effect. Both the pods and the leaves of the senna are used for their laxative effects via these substances, but the leaves are more potent.
  • Glycosides are a group of organic compounds commonly found in plants that work to move muscles as digested food moves through the intestines.

Uses :

  • For this reason, Senna leaf tea is generally used by people suffering from constipation. Bowel movement should occur within 6-12 hours.
  • It is important not to use senna for more than a week, otherwise the leaves of the plant can irritate the intestinal walls.
  • It is recommended to take before bed, so that relief against constipation can occur in the morning.
  • The herbal tea can also be useful to treat hemorrhoids or inflammation of the veins surrounding the part, due to excessive pressure. By reducing inflammation, it can promote relief, and easier final transit.

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