The leaves are sometimes included in sachets used as love charms. Magical uses include all matters of lust and love. Enhances tact and diplomacy. Bathe with your mate in an infusion of the leaves to ensure faithfulness.
Senna leaf`s action depends on irritating the intestinal tract, which causes the muscles to contract and thus produces a bowel movement. It also binds liquids in the intestines. In Ayurveda, it is also used externally for certain skin problems, jaundice, bronchitis, and anemia. In Chinese medicine, it is used to ‘cool the fire of the liver’. These leaves can have a very drastic effect. It is best not to boil or simmer them, as this releases substances that produce a cathartic action. The best way to prepare the leaves is either to steep a few leaves in warm water for 6-10 hours or infuse with simmering water, allow to cool, and drink the liquid without the suds. This herb (especially the suds) may cause griping. It can be combined with Ginger and other digestive relaxants to reduce this cramping effect.