WHEN YOU SHOULD AVOID TAKING CASSIA PREPARATIONS
Senna (Cassia spp) is a strong stimulant laxative. It is recommended to start treating constipation with mild laxative (herbs and supplements) or lubricant laxatives (oils and glycerin suppositories).
If you need a strong stimulant laxative, it is recommended to take cascara, which has the same effect as the sena but less intense.
The laxative effect of Senna takes 4-12 hours to appear
Because of possible adverse effects, consult with your doctor about the convenience of using this plant
Cassia only for short treatments
Treatments with cassia should not last longer than 7 to 10 days. In case of adverse reactions, it is recommended to stop the treatment and consult your doctor.
Never give Senna in the following cases
Chronic constipation: Not to be used in cases of chronic constipation, since it accentuates it more. Because it causes contractions, the muscle loses its tone to the point that the bowel can lose its natural functions evacuation.
People taking medication: in general, this plant favors the medication passage through the intestine reducing their effects, so this must be taken into account when the person making use of this plant is subject to some medication.
Intestinal disease: Not to be used in cases of intestinal inflammation, vomiting, undiagnosed acute intestinal pain, intestinal obstruction, inflammation of the urinary bladder, uterus inflammation, appendicitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis.
Liver disease: should not be used in cases of liver failure
Menstruation: It should not be used during menstruation or inflammation of the uterus.
Use of cassia can be dangerous when mixed with the following
Anticoagulants: their use may enhance the effects of the anticoagulants, such as warfarin or coumarin.
Diuretics: It is contraindicated if you take diuretics. It can cause electrolyte imbalances in the body.
Medicinal Plants: It should not be combined with horsetail or licorice because it can lead to very low potassium levels (hypokalemia). It should not be combined with other laxatives such as cascara, aloe vera, buckthorn, rhubarb, purging buckthorn, walnut bark or field bindweed.
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