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Senna (Senna alexandrina) leaf cut and sifted - Bulk.
Senna (Senna alexandrina) leaf cut and sifted -Bulk.
All of our bulk herbs are organic when available, otherwise herbs are wildcrafted and responsibly sourced.
Available in either increments of 2 oz or save 20% when you purchase a pound.
Make an infusion using 1 heaping teaspoon per cup of boiling water. Steep 15 minutes, covered. Strain. Dose: 1/2 cup of the infusion (tea) 1-2 times per day as needed.
Avoid Senna during pregnancy, while nursing, and in children under twelve. Avoid in cases of colitis or conditions of inflammation of the digestive tract. Do not use in conjunction with cardiac glycoside pharmaceuticals, except under the guidance of a qualified health-care practitioner. The seeds have a gentler effect than the leaves and are more appropriate for the young, the elderly, and those prone to stomach cramps. To prevent gripe, combine Senna with carminative herbs such as cinnamon, cardamom, coriander seed, fennel seed, ginger, or peppermint. Overuse may cause laxative dependency, so do not use Senna for more than ten days in a row. Large doses or overuse can cause bloody diarrhea, intestinal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and nephritis. Long-term use can cause dehydration and can deplete the body of electrolytes, including potassium, worsening constipation and weakening the muscles. Senna may cause the urine to become reddish, which is no need for concern.
The name Senna is taken from the plant's Arabic name, "sana".
Senna is a deciduous shrub, reaching 4 to 6 feet in height, native to tropical Africa, India, the Red Sea region, and North America. The leaves are compound, thin, paired, and light green in color. The hermaphroditic flowers are yellow and have irregular sepals. The pods are flattened but bulge slightly over the seeds. Senna does well in partial shade to full sun. It can tolerate drought but thrives in a moist soil.
Senna is generally considered too bitter to eat. However, it can be mixed with dried fruits and consumed as a laxative candy.
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