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What are senna supplements?

Marjorie Nolan Cohn
Nutrition & Dietetics

Senna is one of many herbal laxatives; it is often an ingredient in ‘diet teas.’ It stimulates the colon, and stimulates extreme diarrhea, nausea, and dehydration. Weight loss is a direct result of water loss, not fat loss. Drinking tea with senna is considered to be habit forming, as habit forming as using laxatives, making it impossible to have a bowl movement without it.

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