Sana Makki or Senna Tea, a strong shrub called senna leaves, is one of the most beneficial herbs. It has many benefits as it cures various ailments like skin diseases as well as gastric problems.
Benefits of Senna tea leaves: Senna tea is rich in nutrients and is beneficial for both body and skin.
The leaves contain essential oils and tannins which are used to treat various ailments.
Treats acne: Senna leaves are very effective in treating acne and anemia. Their anti-inflammatory action does not allow superadded infections in open comedones thus preventing dreadful acne breakout.
Weight loss making your body beautiful: It is used as an herbal tea which speeds up the metabolism and is great for those trying to lose weight. Put a few leaves in water and boil for a few minutes and your tea is ready to drink.
Tea lowers calories and increases fluid intake, which cures constipation and clears the body of its ability to flush out toxins. Thus, reducing your belly makes you more beautiful.
Treats freckles and eczema: Senna tea has antibacterial properties. Due to the presence of essential oils and tannins, it is good for the skin and is used as a good treatment for various skin irritations and infections such as eczema and freckles.
Treats burns and ringworms: In the past, it was used to remove burns, wounds and ringworms.
Best for hair health: The leaves are well known for treating dryness, cleansing the scalp and thickening and lengthening hair.
It helps to darken hair with its natural light properties. All you have to do is mix Senna leaves in water and make a hair mask. You can also add other ingredients like yogurt, oil, eggs, lemon juice and vinegar to make it more effective. For soft, silky and strong hair, leave this hair mask on for 15 minutes.
How to use it?
This tea is an herb, and many herbs do not taste good. It’s sweet, but with a bitter taste. You can use it in powder form to make hair masks, skin masks and tea. It has cold properties, so it is best to consult a doctor before using.
Dr. Sayyam Azam is a certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (US). During her specialization, she was involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, and chemical peels. As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state-of-the- art Aesthetic Center (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.