Senna (Sanna Makki) tea is a popular herbal treatment made from the leaves of the senna plant. The active ingredients are compounds calledanthraquinones, which are powerful laxatives.
Senna is most often used as a laxative, either to relieve constipation or in some cases, to help with weight loss.
Senna is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an over-the-counter (OTC) laxative
Senna Tea Recipe:
Take 1 to 2 grams of dried senna leaves steeped in 1 cup of hot water for 10 minutes before drinking
DO NOT CONSUME MORE THAN 2 CUPS A DAY
DO NOT USE FOR MORE THAN 10 DAYS STRAIGHT
If you're still considering trying senna tea, keep in mind that it typically starts working within six to 12 hours after taking it. It is often taken prior to going to bed, creating the urge to defecate the next morning.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Pregnant women with constipation should speak with their doctor before using senna or any other laxative.
Senna appears to be safe for women who are breast-feeding, when used in the recommended amount.
Side affects can include diarrhea, cramping, fluid loss, abdominal pain, electrolyte disturbances. feeling faint