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07-19-2007, 09:41 PM
I was thinking about drinking senna tea in the evening for a few days even though I am not doing the master cleanse. I am on day 2 (again) of raw an though maybe it would help to push some old SAD stuff out of me. I know that eating raw will do this over time but do you think it would hurt or help to drink senna for a few days?
07-19-2007, 09:52 PM
The only experience I have had with senna was not pleasant. I didn't drink the tea, I took capsules, but I had severe cramping for several days. It's pretty harsh, in my opinion. Maybe the tea is more gentle?
07-19-2007, 09:53 PM
Personally, I drank senna tea three times a week VERY LIGHTLY BREWED because of my previous SAD diet. I've been Raw for two days now (like you!) and don't think I'm going to need the tea anymore LOL. TMI???
If you are going to try senna, only have one mug a day and brew it for only a minute, minute and a half at most. If you do it longer than that and you're body isn't used to it, you're gonna be hurting. I know this from experience. I spent the entire night and most of the next day in the bathroom, and the cramping and pain just wasn't worth it. I ended up exhausted and don't recommend it.
Raw-wise, I find that cantaloupe and other melons help to push things out. I eat the melon about half an hour before I eat anything else because it digests faster, and you don't want to have other raw stuff being shoved through you faster than necessary. Very uncomfy!
All the best!
07-20-2007, 01:26 AM
I found some relief with senna in the beginning, though i agree with the above -- use with caution! it does cause some cramping. there are other herbal laxatives that are more gentle... ground flax in a smoothie, aloe vera, even green juice & lemon water! if it works for you though, and it's only occasional, it'll probably help you feel more comfortable starting raw.
congratulations on beginning this exciting journey :)
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