Cascara Sagrada Powder (Rhamnus persiana)
Avoid in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid in diarrhoea, inflammation in the colon or other disease of the colon, lower small intestine or appendix.
Seek advice before taking this medicine when taking digitoxin or other antiarrhymic drugs or any case where heart disturbances are combined with diuretics.
Avoid long term use.
Common name: Cascara sagrada
Part used: Dried bark
Constituents: Anthraquinone glycosides, rhein, aloin, malic acid, tannic acid, cascarosides A, B, C, and D, and hydroxyanthracene derivatives (HAD).
Actions: Stimulating laxative, stimulating to digestive tract including pancreas, stomach and gall bladder.
Traditional and current uses:
• Short-term use in cases of occasional constipation
• In a low dose as a mild purgative
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