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Senna Tea – Nature’s Laxative

We’ve all been there – you’re eating the right foods, you’re drinking plenty of water, but you still can’t go. Rather than heading to the drug store for an abrasive laxative containing synthetic ingredients, reach for a cup of Senna Tea. It will get you going in no time and you’ll feel good about cleansing your body the natural way.

Senna Tea, which comes from the yellow flowering Sennna Alexandrina plant, is an FDA-approved nonprescription laxative. It is most commonly used to alleviate constipation but it also relieves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids and weight loss.  It is native to tropical climates in South America, Africa and Asia.

How Senna Tea Works as a Laxative

Senna Tea contains a compound called anthraquinone that produce glycosides or sennosides. This anthraquinone derivative interacts with bacteria in the digestive system and, along with fatty acid chains, helps break down, ferment and turn food into waste. Sennosides encourage the muscle walls of the large intestines to contract thereby pushing waste through the proper channels and out of your body. Because Senna Tea encourages large volume bowel movements, it not only helps with short-term constipation, it can also help clean out food and waste that may have been in your digestive tract for awhile.

How to Take Senna Tea as a Laxative

Senna Tea is quite powerful. It typically works within 12 hours so it is best to take it at night a few hours before bedtime. You should feel the effects by morning. Start with one 8 to 10 oz. cup of Senna Tea per night to gauge your body’s response. Due to its potency, taking too much Senna Tea can lead to diarrhea so be careful not to overdose.

Other Uses of Senna Tea

For irritable bowel syndrome, Senna Tea relaxes the muscular lining of the intestines and reduces the spasm-related pain associated with the disorder.  Senna Tea can also reduce swelling in the intestines that may make bowel movements more comfortable for people with hemorrhoids. And due to its fiber content and laxative properties, Senna Tea is sometimes used as a weight loss supplement as well.

Don’t let constipation get you down. Clear your digestive system the natural way with Senna Tea!


If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.