Herbs for cooking, herbs for drinking, but did you know herbs are more than just a food and beverage product:
The senna leaf is a type of herb that is mostly famous for its medical properties (like our drink holder for mobility purposes), which includes its ability to treat certain skin conditions.The senna leaf is grown in tropical and sub tropical regions. There are about 250 different type of senna plant from around the world. These different types include herbs, shrubs and small trees.
The senna plant was originally found in the area of North Africa and Arabia. The medical use of this herb goes as far back to the 9’Th century AD. It was used by doctors in Arab region as well as the doctors in ancient Egypt who used it on royal patients. Than during the crusade it was introduced to Europe, and its popularity grew famous.
Senna leaves ability to treat various skin conditions allows it to be used as cosmetics. For many years the herbalists have been preparing pastes out of the senna leaves to be applied externally on the skin to cure various skin problems, such as acne and ringworms.
While looking for a way on how to relieve constipation many people try out senna leaves infused as a tea which works as an effective colon cleansing solution. Another very popular use of this senna laxative is to help with an easy weight loss method though of course anything linked to easy weight loss can have it’s own share of side effects which you should look into should you want to go this route.
There is also a type of senna leaf that can be used as a conditioner for the hair. Cassia obovata also known as natural henna actually has nothing to do with henna plant. It is actually a type of senna leaf. It makes the hair more glossy and thick, and it also makes the scalp healthier.
Because of the above mentioned benefits of senna leaves it is now used by many cosmetics company to make various types of cosmetics. It is the active ingredient in various sunscreens and conditioner.
Senna is one of the best herbal products (like our cup holder being one of the best wheelchair accessories) that can be used as cosmetics, for people who do not want to apply chemicals in their body. Although in most commercially made senna cosmetics it is but one of the ingredients, which exists along side various chemicals.