When senna cleanses and eliminates the toxin through defecation, it also takes out the fatty and oily food from inside the body. Its laxative composition flushes the food out of the body, minimizing the absorption of calories.
While senna tea can be brewed at home, there are prepared branded types that can be bought in drugstore outlets and groceries. Some commercial brands of senna tea include Biguerlai, Biofit and Bija Gentle Senna.
One cup of senna tea is indicated once a day.
Senna tea is not to be given to an individual who has a heart disease, to someone who has intestinal obstruction or bowel disorders like ulcerative colitis. It is also to be used in precaution with pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. In addition, children under 12 years old are also not advised to take senna tea.
The common side effects of senna tea include stomach pains, nausea and diarrhea.
Senna tea can interfere with the effect of lanoxin, a heart medication and it should not be used with diuretics to avoid lessening of potassium.