Senna - a medicinal plant whose leaves have a laxative effect. Preparations on the basis of senna can be purchased at any pharmacy. Moreover, in the instructions you will not find such evidence as "obese". But people like the little things do not stop, so they are actively using this laxative plant in order to reduce body weight. In addition, senna is found in many teas and dietary supplements for weight loss.
Senna leaves are irritating to the intestinal wall, thereby stimulating peristalsis. This leads to an accelerated evacuation of its contents. On digestion senna has no effect. Usually does not cause addiction, but because of the low profile of safety, it is prohibited to prolonged use. Maximum treatment - seven days, after which it is recommended to change the medication.
Senna has minimal effect on body weight. There is a misconception, probably released by manufacturers anti-obesity agents which comprise a part of senna leaves that the plant is able to block the absorption of fat and carbohydrates. In fact, similar properties senna not. It is included in the composition of dietary , only to hide their low efficiency.
Accelerating the bowel, allowing Senna in the first day to reduce the weight of 1-2 kg. But this "weight loss" - nothing more than an illusion. Once a person stops receiving laxatives, intestines filled again and the weight comes back. The effect after taking senna usually occurs within 8-10 hours, so take medication for the night.
If senna is used as a laxative side effects occur very rarely. However, in those cases when the plant is used for weight loss, reception rate may be up to several months. It is fraught with complications, which not only cause human discomfort, but also pose a threat to his health.
Among the people far from medicine, there is a misconception that herbal remedies are safer than synthetic. In fact the number of side effects depends on the origin of the preparation.
Senna - not the most safe laxative. Even a short period of use of senna can lead to side effects, including:
- Spasmodic abdominal pain;
- Long-term use of senna is fraught with complications following:
- A violation of water-electrolyte balance, hypokalemia;
- Atrophy of the intestinal mucosa;
- After the withdrawal of the drug may develop constipation, are difficult to treat.
Senna - a herbal laxative, but not highly effective for weight loss. As a component of a large number of low-quality dietary supplements and teas, it can only speed up bowel movements, but not to affect the body fat mass. In addition, long-term use of senna is dangerous for your health. The plant has a low safety profile, often causing side effects.