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Cascara Sagrada, Wildcrafted 1oz

Cascara Sagrada, Wildcrafted 1oz


Rhamnus purshiana

Cascara is well known as a classic heroic treatment for constipation; its action is relatively potent. The bark acts as a bitter tonic directly improving the function and the motility of the intestines. It helps to restore digestive secretions, as well as to strengthen the musculature of the intestinal walls. Excessive doses can cause cramping and griping. Carminative herbs such as fennel, anise, and coriander should be combined with cascara in order to prevent cramping. **Contraindications: avoid consuming cascara sagrada during pregnancy and while lactating.

** This information was written by Christa Sinadinos. It is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. Please consult with your health practitioner for serious health conditions, or before combining herbs with prescription or over-the-counter medications.

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