December 07, 2022

Senna Pods 1:1 (Cassia Alexandrina)


Senna is a strong stimulating laxative herb


1-5 mls per day, 10-40 mls per week

Parts Used:


Main Actions:

Stimulating laxative

Key Indications:

  • Constipation
  • Haemorrhoids or anal fissure to soften the stool

Major Safety Issues:

  • For short-term use only
  • Caution in pregnancy, lactation, irritable bowel syndrome and gastrointestinal inflammation
  • Caution in children
  • Contraindicated in diarrhoea or digoxin