The Sene leaf tea is one of the most suitable for the treatment of constipation, gas retention and belly swelling. It is detoxifying and helps you lose weight.
- 150 gr
1/2 tablespoon dried leaves of senna;
250 ml of water.
Place the herb in a pot, add water and boil for 5 minutes. Wait until it gets warm, strain and drink 1 cup 2 times a day, without adding sugar.
However, it is not recommended to use it for more than 10 days, even at high doses, to avoid the elimination of the intestinal flora it can favor the appearance of other diseases.
The senna tea should not be given to children under 14, pregnant women, nursing mothers, the elderly, people with sensitivity, or intestinal diseases or women in menstrual period.
Senna, whether found as leaves, in a tea, in a colon cleanse or a weight loss formula, is an excellent, but sometimes misunderstood, laxative herb. Senna increases the peristaltic action of the large intestines by irritating the colon mucosa, causing a rapid transit time through the digestive system.
Uses for Senna
There are about 50 known species of senna. Also known as cassia, senna is used as a thickening agent, the seeds are used in Thai cuisine, the leaves are used as a hair color lightener similar to henna, and it is often used as a purgative and laxative in herbal and traditional health care. Senna is usually taken as an infusion, or tea, made with the leaves. Often marketed as “dieter’s tea,” senna acts as an appetite suppressant and a fast-acting laxative to produce rapid weight loss.
Senna for Parasites
In addition to using senna in his lower bowel formula, master herbalist Dr. John R. Christopher used organic senna as a part of his protocol to treat parasites and worms such as pinworms, tapeworms and roundworms. The symptoms of a parasite infestation are restlessness at night, nose picking, teeth grinding, anal itching and/or a dry cough. Sometimes spasms and convulsions can be caused by worms. Dr. Christopher stated that infestation is usually caused by a combination of poor diet, poor body hygiene and bowel constipation. Eating a diet high in refined and processed (junk) food and starches such as white potatoes (i.e., French fries), white bread and white rice leaves the body susceptible to parasites.
According to Dr. Christopher, a colon cleanse should be performed while fasting on juices for three days. The colon cleanse should contain cathartic herbs, including senna. Anti-parasite herbs may be added to the protocol. After the juice fast, a vegan/vegetarian diet rich in whole foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds should be adopted immediately. Along with this diet, Dr. Christopher insisted that his patients drink copious amounts of water to flush out the colon. Master herbalist Dr. Richard Schulze also uses organic senna in his colon cleanse formulas, recommending 30 days to clean the bowels thoroughly.
Scientific Support for Senna
According to the National Institute of Health, senna is not considered a cancer risk. In fact, human clinical trials and studies involving mice do not support any current concerns that senna is a risk to humans when consumed properly. In fact, an oral high dose of prescription senna is considered a valid alternative to standard PEG-ES procedures for colonoscopy preparation. Senna proved to be a better colon cleanser, was well-tolerated and accepted by patients in a controlled study. Even the National Cancer Institute recommends a pharmaceutical laxative containing high concentrations of senna to relieve patient constipation. In "MD Anderson Cancer Center Algorithm for the Prevention of Optoid-induced Constipation," all patients receiving optoids should be started on a "laxative bowel regimen" and bowel management education. Recommended treatment includes a laxative containing senna, adequate fluids, exercise, dietary fiber and possibly prune juice.
Benefits of senna as tea:
The substance contained in senna tea are able to stop the gas and constipation and reduce the overweight caused by constipation problems. Constipation may be the result of dehydration and little fiber intake, and even the stress and strain can be causes. Regarded as a laxative and purgative natural, senna should be administered with caution, as continued use may cause problems to the intestine.
Senna tea for weight loss
The senna tea slims due to its laxative action, which by stimulating contractions of the intestine causes faster intestinal transit. Today also entered in the list of natural options for weigh loss since it facilitates the evacuation and consequently decreases the absorption of fat.
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