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Senna leaves


Scientific name: Sennae folium        

Synonyms: Senna leaf, Cassia leaf       

Family: Caesalpiniaceae        

Occurrence of the plant: Arabia, South India, North Africa 

Characteristics: The leaflets are 2 to 6 cm long, the base of the leaf is asymmetrical, the blade is thin, light green, rigid and appears glabrous. 

Application & preparation

Senna leaves 


For short-term use for constipation.       



Tea making

About ½ teaspoon (approx. 0.75 g) full of senna leaves is poured with boiling water (approx. 150 ml). After about 10 to 15 minutes, the liquid can be strained through a tea strainer if necessary. 


Adults and children aged 10 and over drink one cup twice a day. The individually correct dosage is the lowest required to obtain soft-shaped stools. A cup of tea infusion may be sufficient. 


In order for the intestines to function normally, it is important to eat a diet rich in fiber, sufficient fluid intake and as much exercise as possible. Pharmacy required. Do not use for longer than 14 days. 

Included in:

Laxative tea – PZN 05543946

Swedish herbs – PZN 05544093

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