Cascara is typically an extract from the dried, aged bark of Rhamnus purshiana, a species of buckthorn tree or shrub native to North America. Cascara sagrada is Spanish for “sacred bark” and was used for centuries by Native Americans as a laxative. Cascara became accepted in western medical practice in the 19th century and is still used in over-the-counter laxative preparations, often in combination with other herbals such as aloe vera.
|Product Name||Cascara Sagrada Extract|
|Rhamnus purshiana L.|
Brown yellow powder
1. Cascara sagrada is used as a laxative. The anthraquinones stimulate the bowel, leading to evacuation after approximately six to ten hours.
2. Cascara Sagrada Extract also provokes secretion of fluid and minerals into the large intestine and inhibits their reabsorption.
3. Cascara Sagrada Extract is suggested for situations in which a soft, easily passed stool is desirable, such as hemorrhoids or following rectal surgery. In addition, anthraquinones applied topically can protect skin from ultraviolet damage.
Store in a well-closed container away from moisture and direct sunlight
24 months if sealed and stored properly
Brown yellow fine powder
Loss on Drying
98% pass 80 mesh
Total Plate Count
Yeast & Mold