Nature's Herbs - Cascara Sagrada 840 mg. - 100 Capsules
Nature’s Herbs Cascara Sagrada is a mild herbal laxative for gentle overnight relief of occasional constipation.
Regular bowel movements are important to maintaining proper digestive health. But many factors, including diet and stress, can disrupt the digestive system and make bowel movements irregular.
It’s been reported that Mexican and Spanish priests discovered Native Americans in California using the bark of the cascara sagrada tree as a laxative. Today, cascara sagrada is one of the most well-known and commonly used laxatives in the world.
Parts Used and Where Grown
Cascara is a small to medium-size tree native to the provinces and states of the Pacific coast, including British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and northern California. The bark of the tree is removed, cut into small pieces, and dried for one year before being used medicinally. Fresh cascara bark has an emetic or vomit-inducing property and therefore is not used.
Historical or Traditional Use
Northern California Indians introduced this herb, which they called sacred bark, to 16th century Spanish explorers. As it is much milder in its laxative action than the herb buckthorn, cascara became popular in Europe as a treatment for constipation. Cascara has been an approved treatment for constipation in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia since 1890.
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