Cascara sagrada is a bark 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 its effects can be felt within 6–8 hours.
Uses & Benefits
- Effective laxative
- Helps increase secretions in the stomach, liver, and pancreas
- Improves bowel function
- Detoxification properties
- Liver tonic
|Each Capsule Contains:
|Cascara Sagrada 4:1 Extract (Rhamnus purshiana) (bark)
|(Providing 1000 mg dried equivalent)
Vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], purified water, silica), microcrystalline cellulose.
- Traditionally used as a laxative.
- Used in herbal medicine for the shortterm relief of occasional constipation and to promote bowel movement.
Recommended adult dose: 1 capsule daily or as directed by a health care practitioner. Allow 6 to 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 use may be increased up to once daily.
Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 7 days.
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen or if the following applies: if you have a kidney disorder, taking cardiac medications such as cardiac glycosides or antiarrhythmic medications, if you have faecal impaction or symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever or if you are taking thiazide diuretics, corticosteroids, licorice root, or other drugs that may aggravate electrolyte imbalance. Do not use if you have abnormal constrictions of the gastrointestinal tract, potential or existing intestinal blockage, atonic bowel, appendicitis, inflammatory colon disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, abdominal pain of unknown origin, undiagnosed rectal bleeding, severe dehydration with depleted water or electrolytes or diarrhea. Hypersensitivity is known to occur, in which case discontinue use. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of reach of children.
Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; no dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, animal products, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.
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.