CASCARA, SACRED BARK, BUCKTHORN, CASCARA SAGRADA BARK

Parts Used:
Dried bark.

Function:
The active constituent in cascara causes the peristaltic action (pushing and squeezing action) of the large intestine to be increased, thus having a laxative effect.

Uses:
Constipation, parasitic infestation and colon cleanser.

Guidelines:
Use only dried cascara. Use according to label instruction.

Interactions:
* Drink plenty of water when using cascara.
* It is recommended to use cascara only when necessary for about 7-10 days.
* Prolonged use of cascara can cause a loss of electrolytes.
* Do not use cascara if you have an intestinal obstruction.
* See your nutritionally oriented doctor before using cascara if you are pregnant.
* Excessive doses can cause cramps and diarrhea.

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