A cup filled with tea and loose leaf tea in a white bowl
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Detoxifying Senna Tea Recipe

Senna tea begins to take effect within 1-3 hours of ingesting the brew. Every individual is different, in terms of metabolism and other factors, and that may affect how quickly the tea will begin to work. However, provided you didn’t take any other medications and you have a relatively empty stomach, it should take about two hours to feel the impact.
Cook Time5 mins
Steeping time10 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Tea
Cuisine: Indian, Middle East
Keyword: Senna Tea
Appliance: Saucepan
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Raksha Hegde


  • 1/4 tsp dried senna leaves
  • 2 cups water filtered
  • 1/2 tsp honey or sugar


  • Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat. 
  • Add the senna leaves, cover the pot, and allow them to steep for 8-10 minutes.
    A bowl of dried senna leaves which is used to make senna tea
  • Strain the mixture into a teacup, or larger pitcher if you're making a bigger batch. Add honey or sugar, if desired, and enjoy!
    A cup filled with tea and loose leaf tea in a white bowl


If you want to use senna tea for overall health, start with a mild brew to see what effects it will have on your body. The laxative effect can be rather intense and may affect people with a sensitive stomach. Find a comfortable strength for senna tea based on your own body, and remember this tea should not be taken for an extended period of time.