Herbal Slimming Tea
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Karla
Posted on: May 26, 1998

I would like to know more about "china slim tea". The ingredients are Malva verticillata and Folium sennae (Cassia acutifolia).

Cassia acutifolia, Senna, is a stimulating laxative used for chronic constipation. It contains anthraquinone chemicals that cause the bowel to contract. Malva verticellata, a mallow, is a laxative which has a soothing effect on the intestinal tract. Overuse of laxatives has many serious side effects including a dependence on the laxatives so that the body will not eliminate without them. If you are taking the tea for either occasional constipation or for weight loss, the better option is a diet rich in fresh fruit that will increase your health as well as help naturally with elimination and weight loss.

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