Leaflet Senna (leaf) Package of 250 g

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Leaflet Senna (leaf) Package of 250 g

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    Leaflet Senna (leaf) Package of 250 g
    The laxative activity senna is the stimulation of intestinal functions: it increases the so called intestinal peristalsis. The bolus is moved more quickly in the gastrointestinal tract.
    Its action appears after about 10 hours.

    Cassia angustifolia
    Family: Fabaceae
    Other names: Senna Alexandria

    Botanical description

    C. angustifolia is originally from Sudan and the Horn of Africa.
    They are small shrubs (less than a meter) to zygomorphic flowers and yellow leaves pinnate, the fruit is a flattened pod and leathery, opening spontaneously and containing 6-8 brownish seeds.
    Senna and numerous preparations containing it are used as a laxative.

    - Constipation
    - Fever

    You can use leaflets and dry pods (without seeds) infusion:
    5 to 20 g per liter, a cup in the evening.
    Effective than 25 mg per day sennosides calculated daily dose is estimated.

    Precautions - Recommended
    Treatment with senna is never exceed 8-10 days.
    Senna (. Like many other laxative herbs: buckthorn, rhubarb, etc.) should never be used for an extended period - usually no more than ten days - or too often repeated.
    In fact, such treatments lead to irritation of the colonic mucosa can cause colitis. After a few days of taking Senna - time to remove the "plug" - it is necessary to implement a treatment that aims to rehabilitate the gut with the adoption of good hygienic-dietary rules and decision rich plant fibers.

    Senna is cons-indicated in pregnancy or in women who are breastfeeding, and digitalis treatment in children under 12 years.
    It is strongly recommended in case of inflammatory bowel disease.


    The advice of our pharmacist herbalist to extract the active principles of plants:


    How to make an infusion easily

    For flowers, leaves, berries and seeds essential oil.

    • Pour 500 ml of boiling water (removed from the heat once boiling) 1 c. Coffee (3-5 g) herb (or herb mixture), then cover.
    • Let steep for 3 to 5 minutes for fresh plants, and 5 to 15 minutes to dry plants.
    • Strain and drink the tea hot or not after adding some honey or natural syrup.

    How to make a decoction easily

    For roots, bark, leathery leaves and hard seeds (woody medicinal plants).

    • Place 1 tsp. tablespoons (5-8 g) of the medicinal plant selected from a stainless steel pot (avoid aluminum) v and pour 1/2 liter of boiling water.
    • Simmer 5 to 30 minutes and cover to prevent evaporation.
    • Strain and drink the sweet tea or not within 24 hours. Keep cool.


    Prepare your teas and herbal infusions with low mineral water. Water plays an important role as it conveys the properties of plants.

    Drinks herbal generally act better on an empty stomach. Often, it is suggested to drink herbal infusions and teas in small sips throughout the day, but it is also possible to divide the daily dose of medicinal plants in 2 or 3 doses. Indications are simply taking the natural remedy if necessary.

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