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Does the laxative tea with senna work for constipation?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Short term use only please!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Agree with Dr. Cattano.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Laxative

Yes, but you need large amounts.

In brief: Laxative

Yes, but you need large amounts.
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Dr. Alan Ali
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