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Senna: Senna is an herb used medicinally that is claimed to have laxative effects. Senna is available in a variety of supplements.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Senna

Adequate amounts of Senna are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Senna

Adequate amounts of Senna are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Senna

Excessive intake of Senna may involve the following risks:

  • Cramping
  • Abdominal pain
  • Do not use if you have a disease or condition of the gastrointestinal system
  • Liver toxicity
  • Vomiting
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Cancer
  • Do not use for longer than one week
  • Do not use in children
  • Do not use during pregnancy or lactation
  • Possible allergic reaction in some people
  • Possible interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your healthcare provider before using any supplements, herbal remedies or alternative therapies

Descriptions of Senna

Senna: Preparations of Cassia senna and C. angustifolia (see SENNA PLANT). They contain sennosides, which are anthraquinone type CATHARTICS and are used in many different preparations as laxatives.
Source: Diseases Database

Senna: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Senna) include:

  • Cassia acutifolia
  • C. angustifolia
  • Locust plant

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