I had no idea Senna Tea existed until late last year when my sister suggested I give it a try. It had been 3 uncomfortable days of not being able to poo and I was losing my mind! She gave me a teabag and told me I had to take it overnight. Unfortunately, I only remembered the next morning and decided to have it then. Let’s just say that was one of the days I don’t like thinking back to because I had to poo one three many times at work…very “un-lady” like if you ask me.
- It’s highly effective and gets you from constipation to relieved in a matter of hours.
- Once you purchase a box of Senna Tea you will keep it for a long time, I’ve had mine for close to a 6 months now and I’ve only used 3 teabags.
- It’s easy to use. There’s no special method to follow. All you need to do is add hot water, let it brew for about 5 minutes and it’s ready to drink.
- You can purchase it from a supermarket, no need to have to go and see a doctor and pay an obscene amount of money for doctor’s consultation. Zimbabwe is currently going through a serious economic crisis so the less stressful alternative the better.
- It’s expensive. It cost me RTGS10 back then and that was already a lot of money, I shudder to imagine how much it’s going for now.
- According to studies: “Don’t use senna for more than two weeks. Longer use can cause the bowels to stop functioning normally and might cause dependence on laxatives.”
If you can’t get a hold of Senna Tea in your area you can also try some other remedies that might cure constipation such as:
- chewing on ginger
- making sure your diet includes high fiber; think fruits, vegetables and beans
- Hunters Gold (I’ve tried and tested this myself works like a charm)
- soap; when we were younger we used to rub soap and water and use the foam to rub against our erm..anus. I’m laughing as I type this out, but yes it did the trick I don’t know if it will work now.
- exercise, it helps with bowel movement, I’ve noticed that on days I don’t exercise I’m not as regular.
At the end of the day I’m still stuck on Senna Tea. I would highly recommend you give it a try. However, you need to remember to use it occasionally and AT NIGHT as your last “meal” of the day. Trust me, you don’t want to go through my ordeal of not following instructions.
On a scale of 0-10 with 10 being the best I give Senna Tea a well deserved 9 out of 10. They lost a point at the price there, perhaps it’s much more reasonably priced in South Africa where it’s produced.
Have you tried Senna Tea before? What was your experience like? I would also like to hear what some of your home remedies for constipation are.