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Senna (Cassia acutofolia)

Definition:
Senna is a powerful purgative herb that acts as an intestinal cleanser and strong laxative. It grows in shrub form in regions of the Nile. Today, it is commonly added to colonic formulas to stimulate peristalsis of the large intestine.

Applications:
Constipation, jaundice, gallbladder disease, liver disease and worms.

Scientific Updates:
Anthrquinone compounds give senna its laxative effect and stimulate the bowel to move within six to eight hours of ingestion. These compounds do not work directly on the bowel but are absorbed through the walls of the small intestine and subsequently stimulate the nerves of the large intestine.

Complementary Agents:
Aloe vera, ginger, cloves, peppermint, fennel, cascara sagrada, slippery elm, calcium/magnesium, essential fatty acids, marine lipids, digestive enzymes and acidophilus.

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