Senna is an herb that is generally used for its laxative properties. It’s been used in Europe since the XI century. This plant has cleansing properties that naturally detox the body. It is considered a powerful laxative due to the presence of compounds called anthraquinones. These compounds smooth the muscles as digested food moves through the intestines. This helps to enhance the stool volume and move it out of the colon. The process is caused by the chain of fatty acids that promote digestion, fermentation, and successfully converting the glycosides into a purgative agent. It should be taken in moderation.