Senna tincture can help to flush out excess toxins and residual waste matter out of the body, which promotes weight loss. However, much of the weight that is “lost” is water weight. So, consuming the tincture should also be paired with dietary restrictions and exercise to have a full effect.
The rich source of sennosides found in this tincture stimulate peristaltic motion and rapid detoxification through its laxative effect. This helps cure constipation. Senna is approved by FDA as a non-prescription laxative.
Senna helps in reducing swelling and quick healing of anal fissures and other haemorrhoids due to its laxative effects.
If you are struggling with constipation, bloating, cramping or indigestion, senna tincture can often help by promoting the normal flow of food and waste matter through your bowels.
This specialty tincture is also well-known as a diuretic, meaning it stimulates urination. This can release excess salts, fats, toxins and water from the body. Senna can often result in dehydration, so make sure you are staying well hydrated.
Senna tincture, due to the presence of tannin, resin, and essential oils, is used to treat wounds, burns, and ringworms. Its anti-bacterial properties are also useful in fighting acne, and other skin aliments.
Applying senna to your hair will ensure stronger, thicker, and voluminous hair. It also acts as a natural hair highlighter which gives ash blonde to golden color.
Certain compounds found in senna, such as sennosides, possess anti-parasitic effect. By eradicating intestinal worms and other gut parasites, this tincture can help ensure that you get as many nutrients as possible from your meals.
The antioxidants present in senna leaves help to reduce the occurrence of chronic disease in the body by neutralizing free radicals before they can cause oxidative stress, chronic disease, and even cancer, especially colon cancer.
Traditionally, senna tincture has been used for a wide variety of inflammatory conditions, including headaches, fevers and inflammation of joints and tissues.
Senna is a tropical plant. It belongs to the flowering family of Fabaceae. The most common and studied species are Cassia acutifolia (Alexandrian senna) and Cassia angustifolia (Indian or Tinnevelly senna).
Senna tincture is derived from the leaves of Cassia plants, which comprise more than 250 different species. The plants are small shrubs that bear yellow or green leaflets; these can be cultivated and dried to make senna tea.
Senna has been used as a traditional medicine by ancient cultures all over the world for millennia. Senna is an Arabian name and 9th century writings describe how it was used extensively by Arabian physicians. According to a rare Egyptian medical papyrus, dating to the 16th century BCE, Senna was prescribed by the physicians for their distinguished patients.
According to the “Magic and Medicine of Plants“, in the 9th century CE, Caliph Harun al-Rashid sent for a famous Christian Arab physician, known to history as Mesue the Elder. Mesue brought Senna leaves, which are native to North and East Africa, and effectively cure the Caliph's constipation! After Mesue the Elder’s visit, Senna was widely used in Baghdad as a laxative.
Native Americans also recognised Senna’s laxative power, but instead used it to treat fevers.
Dosage: 20-30 drops, 3 times a day.
Precaution: Senna should be used as a short term remedy. It should not be used long term as it can cause laxative dependence. Long-term Senna usage may cause laxative dependence and liver damage.You should consult your healthcare professional before taking senna if you have: colon disorders,heart disease or liver disease. Senna may interact with medications such blood thinners and diuretics.Patients with Crohn’s disease, intestinal obstructions and abdominal pain should not take Senna. In addition, it may react adversely heart medications.
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