The Senna or Sana Makki is a medicinal plant used as a laxative for its purgative properties in the form of infusion in case of occasional constipation in adults.
The duration of the treatment should not exceed 8 to 10 days under pain of irritation of the intestine.
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Leaves of Senna or Sana Makki are also used in cases of transient constipation and intestinal purging, in cases of hemorrhoids because the properties of its anthracenes, which are the active ingredients of Senna, inhibit the reabsorption of the water and electrolytes in the large intestine, thus causing loose stools that facilitate defecation.
Its purgative effect can be triggered approximately 10 hours after its use.
Long-term use may result in loss of certain minerals such as potassium and cause hypokalaemia and gastrointestinal cramps.
Not recommended for pregnant, lactating women and children under 12 years of age.