First: what is senna?
It is a well-known and safe plant, and it is cultivated in Makkah Al-Mukarramah. The scientific name of the Meccan senna is cassia angustifolia , and some other places, and the best of it is grown in Makkah Al-Mukarramah; That is why doctors, old and new, chose it, so it was called “senna.” Modern medicines, such as Puiseennid , are prepared from it, pills and syrup.
On the authority of Anas, may God be pleased with him, he said: The Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace, said: “There are three in which there is a cure for every disease except poison: senna and senna.”
On the authority of Abdullah bin Umm Haram, he said: The Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “You have to use senna and yoghurt, for in them there is a cure for every disease except poison, which is death.”
And on the authority of Asma’, may God be pleased with her, on the authority of the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him: “If something had a cure for death, it would be senna.”
And on the authority of Asma’, may God be pleased with her, that the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, entered her one day and she had a shobarm ticking on it, and he said: “What are you doing with this?” She said: So-and-so drinks it. He said: “If something would benefit death from death, it would be beneficial for senna.”
And he, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “If something had a cure for death, it would be senna.”
Imam Al-Manawi said in his commentary on the hadith of Anas: Senna is a well-known, honorable, safe, treacherous plant, close to moderation, facilitating yellow and black, and strengthening the heart. And he said: The benefit is from melancholy obsessiveness, and from splitting the limbs, spasm of the organ, the spread of hair, lice, old headaches, scabies and itching. When explaining the hadith of Abdullah bin Umm Haram, he said: “Its benefits are innumerable.”
And Dr. Muhammad Al-Bar said in his book Al-Istisfa with Al-Sana wa Al-Snout: A long talk from which we summarize some of these benefits:
1- Hemorrhoids go away.
2- It purifies the brain from headaches.
3- It is useful in cases of gout.
4- It is useful in cases of sciatica.
5- It is useful in cases of joint pain.
6- It is used to treat cold, sore throat and asthma.
7- It is used as a gargle for throat diseases.
8- Prevents hair fall, lengthening and blackening.
10- Dives deep into the joints.
11- If it is cooked with oil and drunk, take out the raw.
12- An important remedy for constipation.
13- It is useful in cases of epilepsy.