U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 35-year-old member asked:

Whats the use of senna pods?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 39 years experience
Laxative: Helps your bowels move - it irritates them.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Senna: Senna is a tropical/ subtropical plant (250 species) containing sennosides. The leaves & pods can be dried and used as a stimulant laxative which effects lower bowels.

Related questions

A 47-year-old member asked:
How long before senokot (senna) takes effect?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 39-year-old member asked:
How long does it take for senokot (senna) to work?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A male asked:
I took 2 senna last night but it doesn't work this morning. Why?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 45-year-old member asked:
What to do if i took three senokot (senna) tablets, is this bad?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Mar 23, 2016

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.