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Senna is the name for a genus of plants in the pea family. It is not incredibly aromatic and can be slightly sweet, but it has strong bitter undertones. Combine with other herbs such as ginger or fennel to enhance flavor when taken as a tea. Senna has been used around the world for thousands of years as a laxative, in fact, it is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a short-term non-prescription laxative. The leaves and seed pods of the senna are fairly powerful and thought to have both anti-inflammatory and antiparasitic properties. 



Senna alexandrina






Dried Leaf / Whole 


Culinary and Medicinal Herb


Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes

Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes

Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes

*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.



Senna Leaf Whole

SKU: 1160
  • Specific: Do not use the product if you have abdominal pain or diarrhea. Consult a healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing a baby. Discontinue use in the event of diarrhea or watery stools. Do not exceed recommended dose. Not for long-term use.

    General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.


    For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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