I have been fighting constipation with a several supplements and treatments the best that I could find for a fast relief was the famous Indian Senna, Tinneyelly Senna, Hoja de sen (Sennae folium ), Cassia senna, Cassia angustifolia this are all the names for Senna, the leaves of Senna produce peristalsis in our intestines in order to get ride of constipation, anyway the senna should not be taken with our caution and follow instruction on supplement box or tea leaves dose not exceeding the dose of 55 mg of sennosides, also is not a tea to drink for ever in a daily basis, but once in a while or for ten days as max.
The leaves and pods are used medicinally as a strong laxative.
Usually 30 mg of sennosides per day is the recommended dosis, for no longer than ten days.
You need to make sure you are taking a lot of fluids, and electrolites, gatorade, pedialite, or just lots of water and eating right with a balanced diet. I usually drink just a cup of tea at night after dinner, and that helps me with the constipation by the next morning.
So don't forget to keep drinking lots of fluids, diharrea can cause levels of potassium and sodium go low and that produces an unbalance in your body, if drinking one cup of tea was to much you can try drink even less.
People with Chrohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, appendicitis, intestinal obstruction and abdominal pain should not drink senna tea or supplements containing Cassia senna or Cassia Angustifolia.
There is an awesome product in the market called NOPALINA, which contains senna but also other natural fibers, I love it and drink it almost every day before bedtime or in the morning, is a natural laxative and nutritious too.