Buckthorn bark Herb
Buckthorn bark (Rhamnus frangula) -
It is mild, but effectively causes rapid evacuation of the bowels. The tannins in Buckthorn Bark are believed to have astringent properties and have been used to treat hemorrhoids. Buckthorn Bark is believed to stimulate the liver and gallbladder. The herb is said to be beneficial for treating liver disorders, such as jaundice, hepatitis, cirrhosis, etc. It is also thought to help a sluggish gallbladder by increasing the flow of bile and has been said to help the body rid itself of gallstones. Used externally, Buckthorn Bark is considered an antiseptic that alleviates gum disease and scalp infestation.
Ease constipation. The compounds in buckthorn bark increase the colon's ability to spontaneously contract. They also reduce water absorption by the intestines, which means more liquid is left in the colon. This produces larger volume and softer stools, which in turn eases constipation