What is Senna tea?

Category: Nutrition/Diets


Generic name: Senna

Senna is a large genus of about 250-260 species of flowering plants containing the substance anthraquinone. This is a natural laxative used as the primary ingredient in certain commercial stimulant laxatives. It can also be made as a tea using senna leaves.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Senna tea

Side effect Patients Percentage
Abdominal cramps 1


Based on patients currently taking Senna tea

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 other daily 1
daily 1


Currently taking Senna tea

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Senna tea.