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What is Senna Tea + How to Drink Senna Tea

What is Senna Tea

Senna Tea is a natural herbal laxative that offers great relief for the digestive system.  Constipation is a common gastrointestinal condition that usually plagues everyone at some point in their lives.  It may be temporary based on consumption of a particular food, or it may be a prolonged or chronic problem that is caused by medications, a poor diet, lifestyle choices or stress. 

Senna Tea (Senna Alexandrina) originates from Asia and Africa and helps alleviate constipation with its main bio-active ingredient anthraquinone and two byproducts known as glycosides and sennosides.  No other species of plant offers this unique combination of elements and therefore, Senna Tea is regarded as one of the best herbal laxatives known to humankind.  Even the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institute for Health recognize its benefits as a leading non-prescription natural laxative.

The rare compounds in Senna Tea work in conjunction with bacteria that lives in the digestive tract.  They cause muscles of the intestines and colon to contract, which binds digested food and encourages the removal of this waste.  Additionally, Senna Tea helps compact waste and soften stools by promoting water absorption. 

How to Drink Senna Tea

Zokiva’s Senna Tea is a powerful all-natural laxative. It usually works within 12-hours of consumption.  Start by drinking one cup of Senna Tea within a 24-hour period to gage its effect on your body.  Then begin taking up to two cups daily for digestive relief.  Many people find it most helpful to drink Senna Tea at night and reap its benefits in the morning. 

For hot Senna Tea, steep a tea bag in water for 10 minutes.  Add other soothing herbs including ginger, peppermint, hibiscus or lemon to enhance the flavor and gastric benefits. 

For cold Senna Tea, allow one tea bag to soak overnight for 10 to 12 hours but no longer.  If the water absorbs the tea bags contents longer, it can have an extreme laxative effect.  Serve over ice with a natural sweetener as you would any iced 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.