Digestive System, sen it is a laxative and cholagogue at low doses, and at high doses purgative. Sen follicles are more softer and better tolerated than the leaves. Fall into the category of stimulant laxatives.
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Sen, a well-known herb, grows in most parts of North Africa, the Middle East and India and their use is almost universal. It is laxative and purgative. Used in noninflammatory constipation. Sen is mainly used to treat severe constipation and often sporadic and effectively achieve their goal. The leaves have a laxative effect stronger than the hair. The latter are more appropriate for children. It is best taken at night, as the active constituents of the leaves and pods irritate the colon muscles, which often cause movement of the intestines between 6 and 8 hours. Their action is due to increased movement causes the colon and stool volume due to partial inhibition of water absorption in the colon, allowing better hydration of the stool. Sen is advised for up to two weeks at a time. If constipation persists after those two weeks, consult your herbalist or your doctor. To minimize cramping, is to combine relaxing sen with some remedy, such as chamomile, fennel and ginger. In appropriate doses is a very safe drug, it is not only during pregnancy and lactation, but seems to be the ideal laxative to relieve constipation often aperecer during pregnancy.
Caution when suspected intestinal obstruction. Water and electrolyte disorders. Inflammatory diseases of the stomach or intestine. Lactation and pregnancy in the last third. No longer treatment over 7-10 days. Take only the recommended dose as it can cause abdominal cramps.