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Just wondering if you know if senna taken for constipation could be harmful if taken regularly? I thought it may be addictive or worsen the condition long-term. Thanks!
 

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There is (or rather was) a condition known as "cathartic colon" that is believed to be caused by stimulant laxatives such as senna. However, recent data demonstrates that condition was caused by older laxatives and that laxatives of today, senna included, do not do this.Senna can pigment the colon, turning it black, however. This is just a cosmetic effect.
 
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