Constipation Senna Tea Remedy
Constipation occurs when bowel movements become less frequent and stools become difficult to pass. Being dehydrated regularly can make a person constipated. To prevent this, it is important to drink enough water and stay hydrated.
What Is Senna?
Senna is among the most well-known and frequently used laxative ingredients in teas. Senna tea is made from the dried leaves and pods of the Senna alexandrina shrub.
The senna plant contains compounds called glycosides that stimulate the digestive system. This can have laxative effects.
There are a lot of remedies for constipation, but many people enjoy this senna and mint tea.
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Senna and Mint Tea
1 tbs. senna tea leaves
½ tsp. mint leaves
one cup of water
Boil senna and mint leaves in one cup of water for one minute. Sip through the day to avoid “bellyache”.
Senna tea dosage: Typically just one cup of senna tea per day is recommended to alleviate constipation, but it should not be taken for longer than one to two weeks at a time unless directed by a doctor.
General senna side effects may include: stomach discomfort, cramps or diarrhea. Senna is considered to be possibly unsafe if you take it in high doses or long term. When used long term, senna warnings include abnormal bowel function and laxative dependence.
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Leung, L; Riutta, T; Kotecha, J; Rosser, W (2011). “Chronic constipation: An evidence-based review”. The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.
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