cascara sagrada

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cascara sagrada

cascara sagrada

Small Tree 15-30ft (5-10m.) Dried bark helps you go to the bathroom by stimulating natural rhythmic contractions of bowel (peristalsis) Tones and exercises the bowel muscle. In other words, it helps push stuff through you and gets it moving, while strengthening colon muscles. Intensely bitter flavor that will numb your taste buds and stay with you for hours. Bark must be dried for a year before using or else it’s too strong and you will be vomiting and spewing from both ends. Leaves shiny on top, dull below. Flowers have 5 greenish yellow petals. Fruit starts bright red at first, quickly maturing deep purple or black, and containing a yellow pulp, and two or three hard, smooth, olive-green or black seeds. Fruit can also be eaten raw or cooked with laxative effect. Found in moist areas. Do not use if you have Crohns, irritable bowel, colitis, hemorrhoids, appendicitis or kidney problems.

Cascara Sagrada


the bark of the North American spe-cies of the cascara buckthorn (Rhamnus purshiana). It is usedin dried form or in the form of a processed medicinal preparationas a mild laxative. Cascara sagrada is not used in medicine in theUSSR.

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Senna (Cassia senna or Cassia augustifolia) and cascara sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana) are found in many laxative, digestive and "colon cleanser" products, such as Senokot, Ex-Lax, Naturalax, Natural Swiss Kriss Herbal Laxative, Health Plus Super Colon Cleanser and Swedish Bitters.
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Herbs such as aloe (Aloe barbadensis/capensis), buckthorn bark and berry (Frangulae cortex/ Rhamni cathartici fructus), cascara sagrada bark (Rhamni purshianae cortex), rhubarb root (Rhei radix), and senna leaf and pod (Sennae folium/fructus) may cause electrolyte imbalance and, therefore, may be particularly serious in patients with renal impairment.
Although most commonly used medicinal herbs are safe for ingestion in recommended amounts, pregnant and nursing women should consult a health professional before taking any medicinal herbs (or pharmaceuticals), and everyone else should use the following herbs cautiously, if at all: Chinese ephedra; herbal laxatives such as buckthorn, cascara sagrada, and senna; and all herbal oils.
One native American species related and the best known is Rhamnus purshiana, also called cascara sagrada or cascara buckthorn.
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