Senna is an herb, and senna tea is made from the leaves of the Cassia senna plant. Senna is an FDA-approved nonprescription laxative. It is used to treat constipation and also to clear the bowel before diagnostic tests such as colonoscopy. Senna is also used for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), hemorrhoids, and weight loss
The health benefits of senna tea are particularly good for those suffering from constipation, high toxicity levels, parasitic infections, obesity, high cholesterol, joint disorders, arthritis, liver and kidney disease, and those with high oxidative stress in their body.
Senna tea is commonly recommended for weight loss, since it can help to flush out the body of excess toxins and residual waste matter in the colon and digestive tracts.
Certain compounds found in senna tea, such as sennosides, are not only laxative in effect, but also anti-parasitic.
If you are struggling with constipation, bloating, cramping or indigestion, senna tea can often help by promoting the normal flow of food and waste matter through your bowels.