China Cascara Sagrada Bark Extract
Synonyms: Cascara Buckthorn Bark Extract; Rhamni Purshianae Cortex
Extract; sacred bark
Latin Name: Rhamnus purshiana (D.C.).
Appearance: Brown-yellow Powder.
Specification: 10:1; 5:1 (HPLC).
Description: Cascara sagrada is a natural laxative made from the
reddish-brown bark of a tree (Rhamnus purshiana) native to the
Pacific Northwest. It was used by various Native American tribes,
who also passed their "sacred bark" on to Spanish explorers
(cascara sagrada means sacred bark in Spanish).
Today, numerous over-the-counter laxatives feature cascara sagrada
as a key ingredient. Because it's so mild, the herb is frequently
combined with stronger laxatives, such as aloe vera latex. To work
properly, the bark must be carefully prepared--cured for at least
one year or heated and dried to speed up the aging process. Aging
is essential because the fresh bark is very irritating to the
gastrointestinal system, causing vomiting and intestinal spasms.
• Mild Laxative Effects;
• Treating Annual Fissures;
• Treating Constipation;
• Treating Hemorrhoids;
• Cellular Regeneration Effects;
• Detoxifying Effects;
• Cleaning Effects;
• Pre and Post Operative Cleansing Effects.