Cassia Angustifolia, a natural way to combat constipation

Inflammation in the abdomen, loss of appetite, cramps and, above all, difficulties in evacuating the intestine. Symptoms of constipation can appear when you follow a low fiber diet , do not eat the minimum recommended amounts of fluids a day, or lead a sedentary lifestyle. “Laxatives can be helpful in relieving the discomfort caused by occasional constipation,” says Bio3, which has launched a new compound based on Cassia Angustifolia, a plant used for more than ten centuries in different drugs for its natural origin. laxative effect.

The active part of this plant is composed of sennosides (A, A1, B, C and D), and to a lesser extent free anthraquinones and anthraquinone heterosides. The effects of this natural laxative appear after the first 8 – 12 hours after its intake.. According to Bio3 experts, “the active components of senna pass through the stomach and small intestine without being absorbed, reaching the colon without any alteration.” Here they are hydrolyzed and transformed into the corresponding active metabolites with the help of enzymes found in the intestinal flora. When this happens, there is an increase in intestinal peristalsis (a series of organized muscle contractions that mobilizes food along the digestive tract) as well as the secretion of water and electrolytes into the intestinal lumen, thus causing the laxative effect. .

In conclusion, Cassia Angustifolia affects the nerve endings responsible for bowel movements, producing the necessary contractions for the expulsion of faeces.

Use precautions

Even being a plant with a low level of toxicity, it should not be taken more than the recommended dose and necessary to produce comfortable defecation of soft stools. When choosing a product with Cassia Angustifolia extract, it is advisable to choose those that contain a high-quality certified raw material and that provide a dose within the recommended values. With this, possible problems in the digestive system and in general health will be avoided.

Cassia Angustifolia extract is indicated to help combat occasional constipation. “The Sen is of great help to correct this problem” they affirm from Bio3. ” One or two weeks of use should be enough to help us regain our regularity naturally. It is important not to forget that a diet rich in  fiber , drinking  water  and  exercising  are elements that contribute greatly in this fight against constipation”.

What is Cassia Angustifolia?

The term Cassia refers to more than 1,000 species among trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants with paripinate leaves and flowers. All of them are pantropical, with a wide presence in Africa, Asia and America. Specifically Cassia Angustifolia, better known as Sen of India , is a shrub of the legume family (they are usually between 0.5 and 1 meter high) formed by leaves composed of 5 to 8 pairs of oval leaflets . The flowers are yellow, bearing the fruit of a legume. It was introduced to Europe around the eleventh century by the Arabs, due to its beneficial health properties .


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