I have read that drinking teas with the herb senna, can cause the loss of …

I have read that drinking teas with the herb senna, can cause the loss of electrolytes and may contribute to heart failure. Is this true?

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Not true! Only true of man-made drugs and other products! Herbs have intelligence.

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2013-06-13T06:08:45+00:00

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