The Arabian physicians, who once imported materials through Alexandria, were among the first to record the use of Senna leaf as a medicine.
Senna provides the main ingredient of many herbal laxatives. It is excellent for short-term use in constipation. Combine senna with fennel to reduce griping.
Senna works most effectively when taken with plenty of fluids, while eating fiber rich foods, such as grains, fruits and vegetables.
Stop taking Senna as soon as your constipation clears up.