Before any tablets, syrups or gels were invented and introduced, constipation was a common ailment that many suffered. Although traditional home remedies for constipation were popularly used for curing it, most of them involved side effects without any promising results. After the advent of Holy Prophet S.A.W, the Muslim ummah was bestowed with the divine knowledge of treating constipation with the most effective, safe and organic methods.
When the bowel movements are toughened or hard to pass, the person is said to be constipated. This leads to several complications within the body including painful defecation. If the condition remains untreated, obstipation can also occur where the stool and gas becomes impossible to pass, causing cardiac arrest.
On several instances, Holy Prophet has emphasized on the use of Senna and Sanoot for treating constipation. Due to the laxative properties of the two substances, they are used to soften the stool and assist in bowel movement of the intestines. According to the narration of Ibn Majah, Adudllah bin Umm Haram heard Holy Prophet describe the how Senna and Sanoot can help in curing constipation and almost every disease except death.
1Drink Senna (Sanna Maki) Tea
Senna leaves can be added to hot water and served as tea to detox and clean the intestines. To get the best remedy from Senna, it should be cooked with violet flowers and red raisins (after removing seeds) to attain the best effect.
Senna plant is one of the oldest herbal treatments for constipation and used by Holy Prophet S.A.W himself. Senna is a plant that averages to 1 meter in height and habitually grown in hot and humid climates. The flower is yellow colored that holds papery pods that contain 6-8 seeds. Due to the favorable conditions, it is abundantly found in Hijaz, but the best strains are grown in Makkah. Senna is milder and only hot in the first degree which makes it an ideal medication for constipation treatment. Aside from being a laxative, Senna also helps in bile and black bile ailments. It is effective against melancholic obsessions and corporal incisions while it has also been proven to improve hair.