The website drugs-dot-com is not an accurate or reliable source for information on herbs, herbal preparations, natural supplements or any type of natural health.
Sadly, the information found at this site is based on FDA guidelines and FDA research.
While this site DOES provide information regarding drugs, virtually any site that openly admits their information is based on the FDA information & guidelines, is not one that most natural would even consider using as a reference.
My opinion regarding senna? It's ALWAYS a bad to become dependent upon ANY drug or herbal preparation, rather than using it to heal whatever condition is presenting (along with proper lifestyle and diet changes). But to use that drug or herb to accomplish/assist a true healing, is something that is definitely necessary.
This is ESPECIALLY true in the case of colon cleansing, flushing and health. Senna has been used for centuries to increase the peristaltic (squeezing) action of the colon. And with the basics of natural health totally dependent upon the intake and assimilation of nutrients and the efficient release of toxins & waste (which is the same for ALL life forms), if the colon becomes even slightly clogged, it can affect all other organs and fuctions in the body adversely.
If you're interested in learning more about how a healthy, working colon affects ALL areas of health & well being, I recommend reading this:
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