Rhamnus cathartica, the buckthorn, common buckthorn or purging buckthorn, is a species of small tree in the flowering plant family Rhamnaceae. Rhamnus cathartica is shade-tolerant, moderately fast-growing and short-lived.
It is native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia, from the central British Isles south to Morocco, and east to Kyrgyzstan.
It was introduced to North America as an ornamental shrub in the early 19th century, and is now naturalised in the northern half of the continent, and is classified as an invasive plant in several US states and in Ontario, Canada.
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Powdered herbs like Rhamnus carthartica / Buckthorn Bark Powder are exactly that. We take high quality whole or cut herbs and process them using our powdering machine. Sometimes we source powdered herbs directly from our suppliers.
Using our powdering machine we can choose the size of the ground herb particle. This means we can produce everything from a course powder, which might be used in a herbal tea or infusion, to a very fine powder.
Powdered herbs like Rhamnus carthartica / Buckthorn Bark Powder might be used by herbalists in the production of herbal capsules. Powdered herbs are also sometimes used in tincture or fluid extract production.