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Rhamnus purshiana / Cascara Bark Tincture
£5.74 – £14.95
Tincture made by a process of hydro-ethanolic percolation, with a ratio of 1 part Cascara Bark to 3 parts liquid. Liquid comprises of 75% water and 25% sugar beet derived ethanol.
Rhamnus purshiana (cascara sagrada, cascara buckthorn, cascara, bearberry) is a species of buckthorn native to western North America, from southern British Columbia south to central California, and eastward to north-western Montana.
Cascara sagrada grows mainly in moist, acidic soil. It is most commonly found on the edges of deciduous forests or on the shady side of clearings. The tree grows to approximately 20 feet tall.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Anti-Parasitic – Cascara sagrada is thought to act as a natural antibiotic in the intestines when taken internally and it has been used to help eliminate gastrointestinal parasites such as worms.
Hepatic – Traditionally it is thought to heal ailments of the liver. Taken internally, it has been used to treat liver problems such as an enlarged liver.
Laxative – Cascara sagrada is the main ingredient in many laxative products on the market today and it is thought to be the most effective herb for colon cleansing available. Because of its mild laxative properties, this herb is often used for treating chronic constipation.
Stomachic – Cascaraimproves the flow of secretions from the pancreas, stomach, and liver to promote digestion and aid in elimination.
Product is supplied in amber PET bottles with tamper evident screw tops.
250ml, 500ml, 1000ml