Cascara sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana) is a bark that is rich in hormone-like oils that promote peristaltic action in the colon. It is one of the best herbs to use for chronic constipation and (some herbalists say that it is not habit-forming) its effects can be felt within 6 to 8 hours, producing soft stools with little discomfort. It increases the secretions of the stomach, liver and pancreas and exerts a remarkable action in torpor of the colon in constipation. Cascara is very valuable for hemorrhoids due to poor bowel function. It helps to promote painless evacuations and, after extended usage, the bowels will function naturally and regularly from its tonic effects. It is cleansing to the colon and helps rebuild its functions. Cascara has often been recommended as part of cleansing and detoxifying programs and in small doses it may be an effective liver tonic.
- Effective laxative.
- Helps increase secretions in the stomach, liver, and pancreas.
- Improves bowel function.
- Detoxification properties.
- Liver tonic.
1 capsule daily or as directed by a health care practitioner. Allow 6-12 hours for laxative effect to occur. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications or health products. Take a single dose at bedtime. Take two to three times per week. If results are not observed, the frequency of the use may be increased up to once daily. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 7 days.
Cascara Sagrada 4:1 Extract (Rhamnus purshiana) (bark)................. 250 mg
(Providing 1000 mg dried equivalent)