Senna leaf is a gift from nature
The senna leaf is used by man as a medicine. In the specialized literature, you can find other names of Senna, for example, cassia. It is used for chronic colitis, constipation, atony of the large intestine. The senna leaves for weight loss are also useful. Reviews of nutritionists on this account are only positive.
This medicine can be found in any pharmacy. It is available in the form:
- of dry leaves;
- special teas;
Composition and effect on the body
The active effect on the body has anthraglycosides contained in this plant. Getting into the esophagus, these substances increase the motor activity of the large intestine. There is a mild laxative effect. The Senna leaf cleanses the body well, relieves it of excess slag and strengthens the bile secretion. It also contains glycosides, alkaloids, organic acids and flavonoids.
Danger of overdose
Although the senna leaf has a beneficial cleansing effect on the human body, its excessive use can lead to undesirable consequences. With prolonged use of this drug( in addition to toxins and toxins), useful micronutrients are also washed out of the body. Overdose adversely affects the work of the digestive tract and slows down metabolism. In addition, it threatens with nausea, vomiting and dizziness. So do not abuse this plant. To pass a course of treatment should not be more than 2 times a year.
The most famous recipes for cooking
Over the long history of people using the useful properties of cassia among the people, a lot of recipes for cooking this plant have accumulated. Here are just a few of them:
- Infusion.200 g of senna pour 1 liter of boiling water. In a separate bowl, cover 200 grams of white raisins and also pour boiling water. The medicine is infused for 1 hour. Then the resulting compositions are filtered and mixed. It will be useful to add here also a rose hip tincture. Take 2 weeks for half a glass before bedtime. In addition to the therapeutic effect of cassia, this infusion enriches the body with a large number of vitamins and nutrients.
- Decoction. Pour the leaves of Senna with water in the proportion of 1:10.Boil for 15 minutes. Withdraw from the fire, insist 1 hour. Acceptance of funds is carried out 3 times a day. Dosage - 1 tablespoon. The course should be discontinued after 1 month of admission.
- Tea. Leaves of Senna mixed with parsley, nettle and medicinal dandelion( 20 g of each plant).Add 10 grams of peppermint and dill fragrant to the resulting mixture. Pour the mixture with boiling water and press for 3 hours in a closed container. After filtering the finished tea to eat after eating. Admission is carried out during the first 2 weeks 3 times a day. Then you need to reduce your intake to 1 times a day. The course continues for 1 month.
In conclusion, it should be mentioned that the senna leaf has its contraindications. It is not recommended to be used by women during pregnancy. This tool is contraindicated for people suffering from hemorrhoids and cracks in the rectum.