Used for centuries in traditional wellness practices, the leaves of the senna (Cassia angustifolia) plant are still used today as an herbal supplement. Senna leaf supplements:
What is Senna?
The senna (Cassia angustifolia) plant is an ornamental plant that has long been used in traditional wellness practices. It is one of over 400 species within the Cassia family. Native to Upper Egypt and Sudan, it is also commonly referred to as Alexandrian Senna. It is a small perennial shrub that typically grows to only a meter in height, with long spreading branches bearing pairs of leaves and blossoms with large yellowed flowers. The flowers eventually turn into seed pods that have a long-standing history in traditional and folk wellness practices.
Historically, Senna has been used in the form of Senna pods and its leaves have also been used to brew an herbal tea. Senna extracts have been used in modern wellness practices for at least 50 years as a laxative.**
Piping Rock Senna products are derived from the Cassia angustifolia and are used as an herbal laxative to help support regularity and relieve occasional constipation.**
Directions for Use
Always consult with your trusted healthcare provider prior to adding any supplement to your regimen. There is no set recommended daily allowance for senna. Refer to individual products for directions. Since this product may have a laxative effect, do not exceed the recommended dosage.
Read and follow directions carefully. Do not use if you have or develop diarrhea, loose stools or abdominal pain as this product may worsen these conditions and be harmful to your health. If you have frequent diarrhea or if you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications, consult your doctor before use. If any adverse reactions occur, immediately stop using this product and consult your doctor. Do not take for more than seven consecutive days.