Powdered senna leaves - with a strong laxative effect.
Limited ingestion only
May be used for jam (see recipe in 'Detailed description')
Recommended use:. Not for unlimited use - in food max. 50 mg per day. Use sparingly because of its laxative effect.
The senna family consists of two kinds, both small shrubs that may grow to 1 metre tall. The leaves grow in pairs, and its yellow flowers turn into 7 cm legume fruits.
Senna leaves have a strong laxative effective - for limited ingestion only.
750 g prunes
750 g figs
App. 2 l water
10 g powdered senna leaves/pods
750 g syrup
750 g honey
Soak prunes and figs in water for 24 hours. Blend thoroughly and add syrup and honey. Bring to the boil and add the senna powder. If you want, you can add a preservative to increase the shelf life of the jam.
Max 5 tsp of jam per day.
Powdered leaves of Tinnevelly senna (Cassia angustifolia)