Herbs used as medicine

SENNA LEAF TEA HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Detoxing with senna leaf tea improves the effectiveness of all other detoxes
  • Cleans and strengthens the terrain of the body.
  • A cure mentioned in the Sunnah.

Benefits of Senna

Weight Loss
Senna tea can help to flush out excess toxins and residual waste matter out of the body, which promotes weight loss. However, much of the weight that is “lost” is water weight. So, consuming the tea should also be paired with dietary restrictions and exercise to have a full effect.

Laxative
The sennosides found in this tea stimulate peristaltic motion and rapid detoxification through its laxative effect. This helps treat constipation. Senna is approved by the FDA as a nonprescription laxative.

A bowl of dried senna leaves which is used to make senna tea
Senna tea is a popular herbal treatment made from the leaves of the senna plant. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Treats Hemorrhoids
Senna helps in reducing swelling and quick healing of anal fissures and other hemorrhoids due to its laxative effects.

Treats Indigestion
If you are struggling with constipation, bloating, cramping or indigestion, senna tea can often help by promoting the normal flow of food and waste matter through your bowels.

Diuretic
This specialty tea is also well-known as a diuretic, meaning it stimulates urination. This can release excess salts, fats, toxins and water from the body. Senna can often result in dehydration, so make sure you are staying well hydrated.

Skin Care
Senna tea, due to the presence of tannin, resin, and essential oils, is used to treat wounds, burns, and ringworms. Its anti-bacterial properties are also useful in fighting acne, and other skin ailments.

Hair Care & Color
Applying senna to your hair will ensure stronger, thicker, and voluminous hair. It also acts as a natural hair highlighter which gives ash blonde to golden color.

Anti-Parasitic
Certain compounds found in senna tea, such as sennosides, possess anti-parasitic effect. By eradicating intestinal worms and other gut parasites, this tea can help ensure that you get as many nutrients as possible from your meals.

Anticancer Potential

To gain more clarity, a study was conducted in 2005 and researchers found that when the rats were administered with a dose of 30 and 60mg/kg for 110 weeks, there was no tumor activity. On the other hand, when the rats were administered with the same amount of senna extracts, as well as tumor-initiating agent, the study showed that senna could actually help reduce the tumor.

With all the research out, consuming a moderate amount of senna tea is a great way for you to stay healthy and avoid any risks.

Anti-inflammatory
Traditionally, senna tea has been used for a wide variety of inflammatory conditions, including headaches, fevers, and inflammation of joints and tissues.

How To Make Senna Tea?

Senna tea can easily be made at home and requires only a small amount of senna leaves for its preparation. Despite being native to the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, the senna plant has also been cultivated in the US and other parts of the world. So you can also grow your own senna shrub, as it is much easier to access the leaflets to make this tea. Once the leaflets are harvested and dried, they can be used to their full effect. Use 1 tablespoon of leaves in 1 mug of boiled water. Mix it well, strain the leaves and drink when it is warm enough to drink.

Disclaimer:

The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. SHS is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis. The information, facts or opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of SHS and SHS does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.

  • Detoxing with senna leaf tea improves the effectiveness of all other detoxes
  • Cleans and strengthens the terrain of the body.
  • A cure mentioned in the Sunnah.

Benefits of Senna

Weight Loss
Senna tea can help to flush out excess toxins and residual waste matter out of the body, which promotes weight loss. However, much of the weight that is “lost” is water weight. So, consuming the tea should also be paired with dietary restrictions and exercise to have a full effect.

Laxative
The sennosides found in this tea stimulate peristaltic motion and rapid detoxification through its laxative effect. This helps treat constipation. Senna is approved by the FDA as a nonprescription laxative.

A bowl of dried senna leaves which is used to make senna tea
Senna tea is a popular herbal treatment made from the leaves of the senna plant. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Treats Hemorrhoids
Senna helps in reducing swelling and quick healing of anal fissures and other hemorrhoids due to its laxative effects.

Treats Indigestion
If you are struggling with constipation, bloating, cramping or indigestion, senna tea can often help by promoting the normal flow of food and waste matter through your bowels.

Diuretic
This specialty tea is also well-known as a diuretic, meaning it stimulates urination. This can release excess salts, fats, toxins and water from the body. Senna can often result in dehydration, so make sure you are staying well hydrated.

Skin Care
Senna tea, due to the presence of tannin, resin, and essential oils, is used to treat wounds, burns, and ringworms. Its anti-bacterial properties are also useful in fighting acne, and other skin ailments.

Hair Care & Color
Applying senna to your hair will ensure stronger, thicker, and voluminous hair. It also acts as a natural hair highlighter which gives ash blonde to golden color.

Anti-Parasitic
Certain compounds found in senna tea, such as sennosides, possess anti-parasitic effect. By eradicating intestinal worms and other gut parasites, this tea can help ensure that you get as many nutrients as possible from your meals.

Anticancer Potential

To gain more clarity, a study was conducted in 2005 and researchers found that when the rats were administered with a dose of 30 and 60mg/kg for 110 weeks, there was no tumor activity. On the other hand, when the rats were administered with the same amount of senna extracts, as well as tumor-initiating agent, the study showed that senna could actually help reduce the tumor.

With all the research out, consuming a moderate amount of senna tea is a great way for you to stay healthy and avoid any risks.

Anti-inflammatory
Traditionally, senna tea has been used for a wide variety of inflammatory conditions, including headaches, fevers, and inflammation of joints and tissues.

How To Make Senna Tea?

Senna tea can easily be made at home and requires only a small amount of senna leaves for its preparation. Despite being native to the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, the senna plant has also been cultivated in the US and other parts of the world. So you can also grow your own senna shrub, as it is much easier to access the leaflets to make this tea. Once the leaflets are harvested and dried, they can be used to their full effect. Use 1 tablespoon of leaves in 1 mug of boiled water. Mix it well, strain the leaves and drink when it is warm enough to drink.

Disclaimer:

The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. SHS is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis. The information, facts or opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of SHS and SHS does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.

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