Following standard practice, our cascara sagrada bark is aged for a year after harvesting. The bark is occasionally used for its mild laxative properties. The bitter bark can be made into an extract or drunk as cascara sagrada tea.
Cascara sagrada is never to be used fresh and must be aged for at least a year to break down its anthrone chemicals. If the bark is not aged it is a purgative and will cause intense intestinal spasms and vomiting.
Botanical Name: Frangula purshiana Origin: USA
Precautions:Not for use in pregnancy or lactation except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Contraindicated with intestinal obstruction, abdominal pain, or any inflammatory condition of the intestines. Not for use in excess of 8 days unless under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
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