I love Agatha Christie novels. In her books you had housemaids, cooks, and even butlers if you were high enough on the food chain. Housemaid work must have been very constipating because a maid was always soaking senna pods for an infusion that was taken at night for constipation. This was useful not only for constipation but also for the villain who could drop some poison into the infusion and get rid of the maid before she could tell what she saw. Well, back to senna. This plant has laxative properties and can help with occasional constipation. Our offer is not the pod but the leaf and thus has a gentler application. Senna increases gastric fluid secretion and bowel motility, producing laxative action.