In Arabia they would trade this to people in Europe as well as Africa. the best ideal I know about it... Is it's amazing use for a laxative. the leaf and fruits off this plant are often used for the laxative uses. but i myself suggest you to please mix other herbs unless you want to taste this very bitter plant.
Plant Facts: There is so many different sub senna's. I know a few are local in America. They can usually be used for the same ideals. These shrubs are often seen to bear whitish yellow flowers. The fruits which they bear are similar to seed pods. The leaf on this plant is amazingly sweet and slowly grows bitter.
Origin: Africa is a common origin for most of senna such as the Alexandrian senna which is a senna mixed into three different types. Senna is commonly found in the United states of New England to North Carolina(Which is where I live!)
Parts Used: Only use the leaves dried or fresh. And the seed pods dried are used for medical purposes. Best time to collect the items off this plant is from Autumn.
Constipation- This is for acute to serve uses ONLY. Pour one cup of hot water over 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of senna dried leaves or fruits. drink the cup in the morning and again at night. Do not do for no more than eight days.
Also for those painful constipation with those cramping- Here is another tea/potion. Mix 1/2 of teaspoon of senna dried leaves or fruit along with 1/4 teaspoon of ginger-root fresh. Pour 1 cup of hot water of it and let it seep for ten mintues you can also add pepermint oil to make a more favorable taste.
More edible Laxative- 1 part of chopped raisins, figs, and senna leaves. Add honey to make into small balls and roll in brown sugar.
Magical- This is often used to replace bay leafs as well as being used in love magic. Also used with lust. Bath with your partner in an infusion of senna toensure faithfulness. Sometimes used in hoodoo Mixes. Adding the seed pod is often added to sachets for love charms or love mojo bags.
DO NOT GIVE TO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12.
Do not use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Continuous use is not recommended.
Do not use it over the recommended days if you plan to try this.