Botanical Information

Derived from the bark of the plant, Cascara sagrada is used mainly to relieve constipation.

Features & Benefits

  • The major constituents, including cascarosides and anthroquinones, help stimulate the large intestine and product a laxative effect.
    Used for the treatment of occasional constipation
  • Can indirectly help with issues such as hemorrhoids and anal fissures by encouraging proper elimination

Suggestions & Precautions

  • As with all laxatives, Cascara sagrada is not indicated for long term use
  • Prolonged use my cause diarrhea and electrolyte imbalance
  • Should never be used by anyone pregnant or nursing

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