Senna (Cassia senna) has always been specifically used for constipation. It is particularly appropriate when a soft stool is required. Senna is a good short term laxative and should not be taken for more than 10 days as this leads to weakening of the large bowel muscles.
Phytochemicals: Anthroquinone glycosides, naphthalene glycosides, mucilage, flavonoids, volatile oil.
Caution: Do not give to children under 12 years old. Do not use continuously for more than 10 days. Do not take if suffering from colitis. Do not take during pregnancy.