Cascara Sagrada Remedies
- Colon Disorders.
- Liver Problems.
- Poor Digestion.
- Skin Problems.
The part of this tree that is used is its bark. Native American Indians and later immigrant Americans used it continually for over 1,000 years as a natural laxative. It is still the main ingredient in many over the counter laxatives sold in North America today.
Cascara sagrada is available in capsules, extracts, and as dried bark. It is a little silly, however, to make a tea of the extremely bitter bark when you can go to a pharmacy for a fluid extract, or to a health food store for capsules, both of which are much easier to take.
Only the aged bark should be used. If you have chronic constipation, see your doctor for other approaches to avoid laxative dependency.
Cascara Sagrada Supplement
Cascara Sagrada Bark is the most popular single herb laxatives. It is aged two years before used to prevent griping. Cascara Sagrada usually produces bowel movements in six to eight hours.
Since this special herb is considered to be a mild laxative, it is usually recommended for the elderly.
Cascara Sagrada may also prevent the pressure and pain associated with hemorrhoids and anal fissures.
The Cascara Sagrada Tree
Cascara is a small to medium-size tree native to the provinces and states of the Pacific Coast, including British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Northern California and Mexico.
The Cascara tree has been used by many tribes of peoples indigenous to the region, stretching from British Columbia to California.
See also: Cascara Sagrada as an Herb
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