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The Amazing Benefits of Senna Leaf for All Diseases

  • Prescribed by Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

Ibn Maajah narrated in his Sunan, in Kitaab Al-Tibb (the Book of Medicine) that Ibraaheem ibn Abi ‘Ablah said: I heard Abu Ubayy ibn Umm Haraam, who had prayed with the Messenger peace be upon him of Allaah subhanahu wata’ala facing both Qiblahs, say: I heard the Messenger peace be upon him of Allaah subhanahu wata’ala say:

“You should use senna and sanoot, for in them there is healing for every disease, except Al-saam.” It was said: “O Messenger peace be upon him of Allaah subhanahu wata’ala, what is Al-saam?” He said: “Death.”

Sanoot may refer to dill or honey. Ibn Maajah, Kitaab Al-Tibb, Hadeeth no. 3457.

Senna is regarded as a gentle stool softener and is not harmful. It works directly on the colon. It is an effective laxative and is a good medicine with no side effects, well balanced and dry.

Its beneficial effects include working against depressing thoughts, cracks in the feet, tension in the muscles, the spread of hair, lice, scabies, pustules and itching.

If it is cooked in olive oil and drunk, it expels putrid matter. It is also effective against pain in the back and hips.

One of the features of senna is that it expels black bile and phlegm and strengthens the heart.

It is also useful in the case of chronic headaches and epilepsy; it gets rid of haemorrhoids.

It is useful in the case of constipation as a stool softener and laxative. There is hardly any stool softener or laxative in the pharmacy that does not contain senna. There is no doubt that senna is one of the best stool softeners available.


Senna leaves 100g for R40
Senna capsules R70