Pet Saffa Natural Granules

Pet Saffa Natural Granules is a proprietary herbal ayurvedic medicine from Divisa. This medicine is for constipation. It has laxative and purgative in action. Laxatives are those agents which stimulate or facilitate evacuation of the bowels. Purgatives are agents which tend to cleanse or purge, especially causing evacuation of the bowels.

This is a good medicine to get relief from occasional / acute constipation. But one should avoid its excessive and prolonged use.

There are many reasons why a natural laxative should not be used excessively. This main ingredients of this medicine are Senna leaves (35g/100g) and salts (Black salt 12g/100g + Rock salt 5g/100g= 17 g/100g).

Senna leaf is a habit forming laxative. If you are using it for extended period of time you may become dependent on it for motion, also the constipation will become severe once you discontinue taking it. Senna stimulates intestine and can cause abdominal pain and cramp. Prolonged use and overdose of it can cause loss of electrolytes especially potassium, diarrhea, impairment of bowel function by damage to autonomic nerves.

Senna leaves are not for weak and malnourished people. It should not be used during menstruation/period. The use of Senna leaves in pregnancy is controversial. Few reports suggests its use is safe during pregnancy. But as Senna is hot in potency, it stimulates bladder and bowel and hence it should be better avoid in pregnancy. In pregnancy one should opt for safer laxative option such as Isabgol bhusi.

Senna is contraindicated to people with heart conditions and digestive disorders such as Crohn's diseases, ulcerative colitis.

Daily use of this medicine will increase the daily intake of salt or sodium. Excess intake of sodium can cause many health complications. As the sodium increases in body, retention of water takes place to dilute it. This increases both the amount of fluid surrounding cells and the volume of blood in the bloodstream. Increased blood volume means more work for the heart and more pressure on blood vessels. Over time, the extra work and pressure can stiffen blood vessels, leading to high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.

Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.

  • Type of medicine: Proprietary
  • Manufacturer: Divisa
  • Purpose: For constipation
  • Pet Saffa Natural Granules MRP / Price: ₹ 72 for 120 grams
  • Availability: At stores and online

Ingredients of Pet Saffa Natural Granules

Each 100 grams contains herbs:

Senna leaves 35 grams

  1. Kala namak 12 grams
  2. Ajwain 10 grams
  3. Ispaghula 9 grams
  4. Triphala 9 grams
  5. Sendha namak 5 grams
  6. Svarjiksara 3 grams
  7. Haritaki 3 grams
  8. Amaltash 3 grams
  9. Saunf 3 grams
  10. Sonth 3 grams
  11. Nishoth 2.5 grams
  12. Jeera 2 grams
  13. Castor oil 2 grams


About the ingredients

1. Senna is scientifically proven to treat severe constipation and also known as Tinnevelly senna. Senna leaves are collected by hands. Then these fresh bluish leaves are shade dries, till leaves change to yellowish­green colour which is than graded and stored. It is non-toxic herb but has few side-effects. It is excellent in curing constipation.

Senna has following Ayurvedic properties

  • Rasa (taste on tongue): Kashaya (Astringent), Katu (Pungent), Tikta (Bitter)
  • Guna (Pharmacological Action): Laghu (Light), Tikshna (Sharp), Ruksha (Dry)
  • Virya: Ushna (Heating)
  • Vipaka (transformed state after digestion): Katu (Pungent)
  • Karma: Rechana / laxative

2. Savarchal or Black salt is dark colored salt. It is aromatic, stomachic, purgative, demulcent, bilious and digestive. Black salt is beneficial in beneficial in abdominal pain, abdominal tumours, intestinal worms and constipation.

3. Ajwain is hot in potency, bitter, anti­spasmodic, carminative, stimulate the appetite, stimulates flow of blood to pelvic region, stomachic and laxative in action.

4. Svarjika Kshara/Sajji­kshar which is carbonate of soda, is prepared form a plant. It is hot in potency, sharp, dry, digestive, stimulates appetite, and it is useful in indigestion, with vomiting, diarrhea and flatulence.

5. Nishoth is a large perennial twiner with milky juice and fleshy roots. It is also known as Trivrt, Teudi, Tvuri, Dhdhakalami, Nishothra, Tella, Tegada and Turbud. Its botanical name is Operculina turpethum. Its dried roots are mainly used for medicinal purpose. The roots are purgative in action. It has following Ayurvedic action:

  • Rasa (taste on tongue): Kasaya (Astringent), Madhura (Sweet), Katu (Pungent), Tikta (Bitter)
  • Guna (Pharmacological Action): Laghu (Light), Tikshna (Sharp), Ruksha (Dry)
  • Virya: Ushna (Heating)
  • Vipaka (transformed state after digestion): Katu (Pungent)
  • Karma: Kapaha-Pitta har, Vatala, Virechan, Jwarhar

6. Triphala (Amla + Harad + Baheda) is used extensively in Ayurveda for treatment of digestive diseases. It is a tonic for whole body. It has been used in various gastric disorders including intestinal inflammation. Amla, has significant acid lowering, cooling and anti-ulcer properties. Triphala is rich source of tannins, which is known to affect the integrity of mucus membrane. Tannins with their protein precipitating and vasoconstriction effects could be advantageous in preventing ulcer development.

7. Jeera is carminative, antispasmodic and used in dyspepsia and diarrhea. It is stimulant, diuretic, antibacterial, emmenagogue and galactagogue.

8. Castor and Amaltas supports proper bowel evacuation and removal of waste from body due to their purgative action. They help to cure bloating and constipation.

Benefits of Pet Saffa Natural Granules

  1. It is an herbal laxative.
  2. It gives relief in constipation.
  3. It has carminative action.
  4. It contains Ispaghula, a bulk forming laxative that add bulk to stool.
  5. It increases secretion of digestive enzymes and improves digestion.
  6. It ensure proper cleansing of the body.
  7. It does not alter the natural composition of our digestive system.

Important Therapeutic Uses of Pet Saffa Natural Granules

Pet Saffa is Ayurvedic formulation to help in bowel movements to ensure proper cleansing of the body. It gives relief in gastro-intestinal discomforts, constipation, forms regular bowels, helps in stool formation and promote increased stool pass along with reduced flatulence and bloating.

  1. Constipation
  2. Constipation related problems
  3. Gas, bloating, flatulence
  4. Indigestion

Dosage of Pet Saffa Natural Granules

Take one or two tea spoon (5g-10g) with warm water (approximately 200 ml) at bed time or as directed by the physician.

Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Warnings

  1. High dose may cause severe cramp, stomach pain, diarrhea and loss of water.
  2. Senna is habit-forming which means your body may get dependent on it for motion. Regular use of Senna may lead to complete loss of the spontaneous bowel rhythm on which normal evacuation depends.
  3. Senna leaves are harsh and strong purgative.
  4. Avoid in high blood pressure and conditions in which person is on diet with low sodium intake.
  5. Avoid its use during pregnancy.
  6. Avoid in children under 12 years old.
  7. Avoid using more than 1-2 weeks without medical advice.
  8. Do not use this in case of abdominal pain or diarrhea.
  9. Discontinue use if diarrhea or watery stools occur.
  10. Contraindicated in inflammatory colon diseases.
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