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Senna: Information

Senna is an herb in a large family of flowering plants called Fabaceae which also includes familiar plants like beans, peas and peanuts. The leaves of senna plants are used purgatives, substances able to induce a bowel movement.

Senna's Health Benefits

Senna supplements are used for occasional relief of constipation.

Using Senna

Use senna supplements exactly as directed. Senna and other herbal laxatives are for short term use only as laxatives will become habit-forming if used on a continuous basis.

Side-effects and Cautions:

Some users may experience cramping at higher doses. Do not use senna if you have loose bowel movements or diarrhea, or diarrhea that alternates with constipation.