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Senna Leaf (Senna alexandrina)

Senna Leaf (Senna alexandrina)

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A herbal food supplement

BOTANICAL NAME

Senna alexandrina fol

COMMON NAMES

Senna Leaf

FAMILY

Fabaceae

DESCRIPTION

Traditionally, Senna alexandrina was used in the form of Senna pods, or as herbal tea made from the leaves, as a laxative. Not recommended for continuous use. Please consult your medical physician or a qualified Medical Herbalist if you are struggling with chronic constipation. To be used away from any prescription medications as it may affect absorption.

Please note: image of product shows the fresh leaf. Our dispensary offers senna leaf in a dried format, so appearance will vary.

PART SUPPLIED

The loose dried leaf.

AVAILABLE AS

100g / 500g Pouch. Not currently available to customers in the EU.

SUITABLE FOR

Vegetarians and vegans.

DIRECTIONS

Infusion: 1 teaspoons of herb to a cup of cold water. Pour boiling water over the herb and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired. Drink up to 3 cups daily unless told otherwise by a medical herbalist.

CAUTIONS

This product will have a laxative effect. Not recommended for continuous use. Please consult your medical physician or a qualified Medical Herbalist if you are struggling with chronic constipation. To be used away from any prescription medications as it may affect absorption. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Fabaceae). Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness. If in doubt, please ask us, your medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner. If you are taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or lifestyle. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

MEDICINAL USE

Senna leaf is also an ingredient in our Napiers 273B Aperient Tea and Napiers Nubolax No.2 Powder, popular herbal food supplements used to support bowel health.

If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition

STORAGE

Keep sealed in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.

PACKAGING
Pouches: Packaged in a biodegradable stand-up resealable pouch. Made with 45% - 60% renewable wood pulp starch. When placed into a composting environment the pouches will biodegrade to compost within 3 months.