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Cascara Sagrada Bark Cut & Sifted

Cascara Sagrada Bark Cut & Sifted

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Cascara sagrada is a species of buckthorn native to the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, the name of which translates into "sacred bark" in Spanish. The bark is stripped in spring and aged for a year before processing.

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Rhamnus purshiana

Cascara Sagrada Bark Cut & Sifted

Cascara sagrada bark, c/s

Scientific Name: Rhamnus Purshiana
Origin: United States

Common Names : Chittim wahoo, Sacred bark, Holy
bark, Persian bark, Puchiana bark, Christ's thorn, Bear
wood, California buckthorn, Purchiana bark, and Chittam bark.

Part used: Bark

Active Compounds: Aloe emodin Anthraglycosides, Anthraquinones, Barbaloin, Cascarosides A and B, Chrysalin, Chrysophanic acid, Emodin Fatty Acids, Frangulin factors, Glycosides Lipids, Resins, Rhamnetin Rhein, Tannins.

Background: Northern California native Americans introduced this herb, which they called sacred bark to 16th century Spanish explorers. 

By the early 19th century it was used by other settlers of the Pacific Northwest. 

Description: A small, deciduous tree growing 15-20 feet in height. It has pubescent stems covered with reddish-brown bark and sometimes grey lichen. Dark green elliptic to oblong-ovate leaves with prominent veins and toothed margins. Leaves are rounded at the base with somewhat hairy undersides. Short-stemmed clusters of small, greenish-white flowers grow from the upper leaf axils. The bark is collected in early spring and summer.

Safety: No toxicity found at recommended dosages. Pregnant women or nursing mothers should not use this herb as its effects can transfer. Not recommended for those with chronic diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome or ulcers. Cascara sagrada and senna commonly cause yellow-brown urine, the presence of which is harmless. Unless prescribed by a health provider, children under the age of 12 should not use this herb.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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