Cassia Angustifolia is a herb is known for its laxative properties. It is also known as wild senna, cassia marilandica and locust plant. Senna (Cassia) interacts with the bacteria in the digestive tract, resulting in intestinal contractions. These contractions are caused by the anthraquinone that is contained in senna.
Tirmizi and Ibn Majah narrated that the Messenger of Allah Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam asked Asma Bint Umais Radi Allaho Anha,
“How do you deal with constipation? She said, by using Shubrum (Euphorbia). Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam said, it is hot and a strong laxative, she then said, in addition, I use Senna and the Prophet replied, if there is a cure that prevents death, it would be Senna “.
[Tirmizi, Ibn Majah]
- Treat constipation.
- Helpful in hemorrhoids.
- Promote weight loss.
- Treatment of indigestion.
- Clean Colon.
- Natural highlighter.
2 anthraquinone glycosides which is known as crystalline sennoside A and sennoside B, which is present less than 2.5%. Rhein and aloe- emodin is present in senna. Sennoside A and sennoside B are stereo isomers of each other.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Senna is POSSIBLY SAFE during pregnancy and breastfeeding when taken by mouth, short-term. It is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth long-term or in high doses. Long-term, frequent use or use of high doses has been linked to serious side effects including laxative dependence and liver damage.
Although small amounts of senna cross into breast milk, it doesn’t seem to be a problem for nursing babies. As long as the mother uses senna in recommended amounts, senna does not cause changes in the frequency or consistency of babies’ stools.
Senna should not be used in people with dehydration, diarrhea, or loose stools. It can make these conditions worse.
Senna should not be used by people with abdominal pain (either diagnosed or undiagnosed), intestinal blockage, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, appendicitis, stomach inflammation, anal prolapse, or hemorrhoids.
Senna can cause electrolyte disturbances and might make heart disease worse.