Top
10
Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Drink Those Laxative Teas With Senna In Them On A Daily Basis

Share
1

1
Is it safe to drink those laxative teas with senna in them on a daily basis?

Is it safe to drink those laxative teas with senna in them on a daily basis?

Better not too: Just because it's natural doesn't mean it's safe (hemlock killed socrates). Chronic stimulant laxatives: senna, cascara, aloe, triphala (natural), can lead to dependency, affect the nerve supply of the bowel. Better: fiber foods (better than supplement), fluids, activity. Occasional stimulants: figs, prunes, senna etc.Ok. Why constipated? Meds, diet, thyroid, metab, anatomy. Other lax available. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Michael Gabor
394 doctors shared insights

Stool Softener (Definition)

Stool softeners are medications that relieve constipation ...Read more


5

5
Please help docs! is senna tea safe to drink every other day?

You don't want your: Body to rely on laxative tea for regular bowel movements. Do not use senna herbal teas for longer than 7 days. ...Read more

6

6
Should I take a laxative pill when I already drank senna leaf tea in the morning?

Should I take a laxative pill when I already drank senna leaf tea in the morning?

It is probably safe: Taking a laxative pill the same day after drinking a senna tea is safe. If you have chronic constipation then a daily fiber supplement or stool softener (miralax, etc) is better long term. Stimulant laxatives such as senna and bisacodyl are ok for occasional use. If your symptoms are severe you should discuss them with a gastroenterologist as further evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

7

7
Does the laxative tea with senna work for constipation?

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. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
Why is bad take laxatives (even natural ones like senna tea) when you have your period?

Laxatives: It is not necessarily "bad" to take laxatives when menstruating, as most commercial laxatives are gentle and do not cause a problem if constipation is present. Many women feel bloated with the onset of their period, which is not caused by constipation, but is simply reaction to the lower levels of hormones at the time of your period. Unnecessary use of laxatives can irritate your intestines. ...Read more

10

10
Hi:), i've been drinking laxative teas everyday for the past month 2xs a day, what are the dangers in that?

"Cathartic colon": Laxative teas typically contain an "irritant" agent that can make your colon "floppy" & result in dependency--the more irritant laxative you use the more dependent you become on it. There is often a risk as well of melanosis coli--pigmenting of the colon lining. Examine your reasons for drinking this brew--stop it if just to lose weight; see a doctor if you have a real problem with constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
103 doctors shared insights

Senokot (Definition)

Senokot is a laxative which is a ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
109 doctors shared insights

Senna (Definition)

Senna is a laxative which is a ...Read more