Alkaline Herb Healing

What is Cascara Sagrada?

Cascara sagrada comes from a plant called the California Buckthorn. It derived from the west part of the United and states and some parts of South America. It has been used by Native Americans to treat and cure all types of digestive problems.[1]

Digestive Health 

Cascara Sagrada causes muscle contractions in the intestines to act as a natural stimulant laxative. It has been used as a treatment for gallstones, liver ailments, hemorrhoids, fissures, and even cancer. Cascara sagrada is used as a remedy for constipation because it contains anthraquinones. Which are organic compounds that are found in some plants. They contain the following properties:

  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiviral
  • Emetic
  • Insecticidal

Which offer protection from:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Malaria



Safe Use: 

Cascara sagrada is not recommended for use by pregnant women or children under the age of 12. If you suffer from any type of health problem, it is essential that you get clearance from your doctor before taking cascara sagrada due to potential adverse reactions. Cascara sagrada should not be taken for more than seven days in a row.

The most notable being the development of a condition known as melanosis coli. In this condition, the lining of the colon takes on a dark brownish black hue. It is estimated that it takes four months of anthraquinone use for melanosis coli to develop. [1]


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