A member asked:

Does the laxative tea with senna work for constipation?

5 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Laxative: Yes, but you need large amounts.

Answered 3/22/2013

5.7k views

Thank
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Senna laxative tea: Senna is a tropical/ subtropical plant (250 types) containing sennosides. The leaves & pods can be dried and used as a stimulant laxative which effects lower bowels. Senna tea can be used as a laxative.

Answered 11/15/2018

3.7k views

Thank

Beware side effects: "Irritant" purgatives cause: melanosis coli (reversible pigmenting of colon lining) which is often seen with chronic senna use, cathartic colon ("floppy" colon with limited muscle tone), & soap or chemical colitis (acute inflammation within hours of "cleansing" enema). See my earlier healthtap answers regarding the longterm systemic consequences of chronic laxative use / overuse.

Answered 9/7/2014

3.7k views

Thank

Related Questions