Cascara Sagrada Bark
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Common Name: Cascara, Cascara Sagrada, Cascara Sagrada Bark, Sacred Chittem Bark, Chinook Jargon, Chitticum stick, Bitter Bark, Bearberry, Cascara Buckthorn, Chittem Stick, California Buckthorn, Yellow Bark
Botanical Name: Rhamnus purshiana, Frangula purshiana
Cascara Sagrada Bark Dosage: Consult your healthcare provider for your correct dose.
Cascara Sagrada Bark Precautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not use if you have or develop diarrhea, loose stools, or abdominal pain because Cascara Sagrada Bark may worsen these conditions and be harmful to your health. It may produce abdominal cramping. For short term use, 1 – 2 weeks.
Cascara Sagrada Bark Benefits & Information
Cascara Sagrada is a species of buckthorn shrub or small tree native to North America. Historically, cascara sagrada bark was used by Native Americans as a laxative. The bark of the shrub is stripped in the spring and is traditionally dried for one year before it is used for medicinal purposes. Studies have found that Cascara sagrada bark contains anthraquinones, a powerful natural laxative compound.
Cascara sagrada bark is a purgative herb, this botanical laxative that stimulates muscle contractions in the intestines to help move the stool through the bowels. Research has found that cascara sagrada bark promotes large intestine and colon health, supports smooth muscle function, may be beneficial for occasional constipation, and supports liver and gallbladder health.
Use cut cascara sagrada bark to make a tea, decoction, or tincture. Cascara sagrada powder can be used to make your own fresh filler-free cascara sagrada bark capsules.
Cascara Sagrada Bark Taste: Bitter
Cascara Sagrada Bark Properties: Cold
Cascara Sagrada Bark Naturally Occurring Components: hydroxyanthracene glycosides, aloe-emodin, anthraquinones, anthranoids, cascarosides
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