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Senna Leaf Extract and Supplements

Senna is a plant traditionally known as one of the best natural laxatives available. It has been used in the Middle East and Asia for thousands of years. HealthPost carries a range of senna products to help move the bowels and alleviate constipation.
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Senna Info

For many people, bowel problems are part and parcel of everyday life, with irritable bowels being an everyday occurrence. One of the extremes of this phenomenon, constipation, can be a painful and annoying problem when it strikes.

Senna (Senna alexandrina) is a shrubby herb native to Egypt and the Middle East traditionally used to help constipation. When taken as a tea or capsules, the leaves and pods of the herb help create peristalsis in the colon, moving stools along and helping the elimination process. Both the leaves and pods contain components known as sennosides (glycosides specific to the Senna plant), which act on the smooth muscle and give rise to its action.

It may be of use short term for those who find themselves battling constipation, such as those suffering IBS and similar digestive problems, whilst the underlying cause is addressed.

Try great-tasting BioBalance Sennax, which contains psyllium, honey, and mineral-rich dates and prunes as well as senna to help gently get things moving again.

Product Reviews

  • Taste horrible but works perfect

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    You must have this product in your fridge ! It's taste disgusting but my son willing to take it every night.
    This works perfect for digestive system and indigestion.
    Specially Christmas/New Year time this will help your stomach and also good for bowel movement as well.

    Teddy

    25/11/16

  • Always on hand

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    If you don't have regular bowel movement then I highly recommend this tea. Take with caution though, you don't want a really sore gut and running to the loo all day. Usually I just have a tea before bed and in the morning the action happens. This time I was really backed up, feeling crook with a bloated tummy, I hadn't been to the loo for 2 weeks then I remembered this tea and this morning HOOORAY, I had 2 teas last night. I know when its working because I have a slight tummy cramp followed by a rumbling sound

    Happy again

    7/11/16

  • Good product

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    It's good to read the NZ natural ingredients in this product. Formally I'd bought and overseas 'like' product but stopped using it, fearful of sources of ingredients and processing methods.

    The product works well. I'm a little worried about what a small amount used over time might do. Some information abut that would be helpful. For me the issue is being blighted with constipation is a poor alternative.

    Taste is pleasant. A little challenging to cut.

    Jannie

    7/10/16

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