Gentle Senna | Health Concerns
Gentle Senna for Constipation
The name 'Gentle Senna' may be misleading, because there is nothing gentle about the herb Senna (FANG XI YE). Senna is classified as a harsh purgative. The formula also contains rhubarb rhizome, DA HUANG, also a harsh purgative. This potent combination of FANG XIE YE and DA HUANG is like taking dynamite and will work for overnight for most any kind of constipation. Use this formula strictly for occasional constipation, do not use Gentle Senna on a daily basis for chronic or recurring constipation. For longterm chronic or reoccurring conditions consider formulas that may be gentler than Gentle Senna such as Dr. Shen's Rhubarb Rx.
Note that internal "heat" is often associated with constipation, as heat can have a scorching and drying effect on the intestines. Dryness in the intestines causes or worsens constipation. All stagnations, including stagnation of food in the intestines, will eventually create friction which instantly generates heat, leading to more dryness and worsening constipation. An effective herbal strategy for longterm use is to always include herbs that Tonify the YIN and generate fluids such as MAI MEN DONG, SHU DI HUANG, BAI SHAO and DANG GUI.
Gentle Senna's Uses and Indications for Use
- Clears excess heat
- Regulate the body's water metabolism.
- Purges Stool
- Supports normal digestion
Cautions, Safety, and Side Effects
Contraindicated for Pregnancy and Nursing. Contraindicated for weak patients. Use only for acute problem. Not for long term use.
Do not self-diagnose this condition. See a licensed health care provider.
Herbs can be very potent, but using them can be quite complex; Your health outcome may benefit from professional advice. Self diagnosis and treatment aren't recommended for difficult, chronic, or reoccurring conditions. Best to Apply for a Discounted Televisit or E-Mail Consultation.
Gentle Senna Dosage
- 3 Three Times A Day
Gentle Senna Ingredients
|Da Huang||Rhubarb||Clears Heat, Drains Downward, Moves Stool|
|Fan Xie Ye||Senna Leaf||Clears Heat, Drains Downward, Moves Stool|
|Ge Hua||Pueraria Flower||Relieves Surface, Releases Muscles, Clears Heat|
|Hou Po||Magnolia Bark||Moves QI, Transforms Dampness|
|Jin Yin Hua||Lonicera Flower||Clears Heat, Detoxifies|
|Po Bu Ye||Microcos||Regulates Qi, Relieves pain, Dispels phlegm|
|Yu Li Ren||Prunus Seed||Moistens intestines, Moves Stool, Promotes Urination|
|Zhi Shi||Aurantium Immaturus||Moves Abdominal QI|
*These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.