AHPA’s 40 Herbs We Love – No. 10: Senna (with love from Traditional Medicinals)

June 2, 2022

AHPA's 40th anniversary celebrations continue with our showcase of the tenth of many beloved herbs at the heart of our robust industry and vibrant community.

No. 10: Senna (C. Senna)

Senna is an unforgettable herb with an irreplicable power. This small but mighty shrub is a trusted ally when you're in a jam.

Senna has a long-standing history of use for overnight relief of occasional constipation. Rich in compounds known as sennosides, it stimulates muscular contractions in the intestines while helping to draw in moisture. This results in a laxative effect 6-12 hours after consumption.

Much of Traditional Medicinals' organic senna is grown in India, in the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. In 2009, we launched the Revive Project, now led by our partner WomenServe, in efforts to lessen the equity gaps—like access to water and education—in these rural farming communities. This work reminds us that sustainable sourcing is more than just going organic; it builds and nourishes relationships across the entire supply chain.

Traditional Medicinals delivers senna in Smooth Move® bagged tea and Smooth Move® capsules!


Share the Love

Do you want to celebrate an herb you love with AHPA's 40 Herbs We Love campaign for AHPA's 40th anniversary? Contact Amber Bennett to learn more about sponsoring your favorite herb!

More Ways to Celebrate

In addition to AHPA's 40 Herbs We Love, there are more fun and exciting ways to get involved with AHPA's 40th anniversary celebration.
You can:

  • Share your photos from the 80s! Pay homage to the 1980s (the decade AHPA was founded) by submitting photos of yourself and/or friends and colleagues in the herbal industry. The photos will be shared in the AHPA Report and on social media for members and followers to guess who is in the photo!

  • Author a 40th anniversary letter or guest article for the AHPA Report! Share a favorite memory or lesson learned, comment on a historical or present issue, or address AHPA members and friends of the herbal and natural products industry with your own 40th anniversary message in the monthly AHPA Report.

  • Join us for the 40th anniversary Founders Series fireside chats! Gather (virtually) with fellow AHPA founders and friends for a pre-recorded fireside chat to discuss topics celebrating AHPA history, achievements, and what sets us apart in the herbal community. Videos will be available to watch on-demand and shared in AHPA Updates, the AHPA Report, and on social media.

Click here to download more information on all the ways you can join us to celebrate 40 years of AHPA, and contact Melissa Do with any questions and to get started.




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