Cascara Sagrada liquid Extract
Cascara Sagrada Bark Rhamnus purshiana
Cascara sagrada is a stimulant laxative. It works by causing muscle contractions in the intestines. These muscle contractions help move stool through the bowels. The bark contains chemicals called anthraquinones that give it its color and its laxative effect.
A mild and effective treatment for chronic constipation and is especially useful as a mild laxative for elderly people or for those with fragile health. It increases peristalsis in the large intestine and helps restore its tone. It is also used as a colon cleanser and for eliminating parasitic infestation. Cascara Sagrada also contains a compound that induces vomiting. It is also used for colitis, digestive complaints, hemorrhoids, liver problems and jaundice. The bark contains anthraquinones (cascarosides A and B), which are transformed by intestinal bacteria into substances that increase peristalsis in the large intestine and help restore its tone. The bark is rich in hormone like oils that promote peristaltic action (contractions) in the intestinal canal and is considered excellent for cleaning and detoxifying programs.