Cascara Sagrada Powder

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Cascara Sagrada Powder

Get things moving again with the reliable laxative action of Cascara sagrada. The gentle cleanser is cited in several European Pharmacopoeias for relief of constipation and as an effective stool softener. It cleanses the colon and promotes healthy bowel function.

Cascara sagrada is a botanical obtained from the bark of a North American shrub-like tree known as the California Buckthorn. The common name is Spanish for “sacred bark.”  The bark is stripped in spring and aged for a year before processing.

The powdered form is made from the aged and dried bark and is typically prepared as a tea or mixed with water or juice.

Key Benefits

  • This aged bark promotes bulk-forming laxative effects
  • Helps with occasional constipation
  • Promotes regularity
  • Can act as a stool softener


Cascara Sagrada Bark*

*All our bulk herbs are either organic or wild crafted

*All our bulk herbs are handled in a facility that also processes tree nuts

Allergy Information: Contains emodin

Category: Medicinal

These herbs are so named because they are medicine and should be respected as such. God gave herbs to be used as medicine, so it is important to use wisdom in taking them. Each medicinal herb usually targets a specific gland, organ, or body system. They are stronger, which is why it is recommended to use lower dosages for short periods of time.

Suggested Use

With medicinal herbs, it is important to start slow and increase gradually. Begin with 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon in food, drinks, smoothies, or tea, and then evaluate to see how the body is doing. Increase in small increments of 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon if the body is responding well until the desired response is achieved. It is recommended that these types of herbs be used at low dosages for a short period of time. For management of stress, hormone balance, or nutrition, focus on the adaptogenic and nutritive herbs.

Also Known As

Rhamnus purshiana, Cascara, Chittem Bark, Purshiana Bark, Sacred Bark

Precautions: Cascara sagrada is permitted as a dietary supplement, but this herb should not be used for more than a week and must be taken with sufficient fluids. Not for use by pregnant women or if there is a history of Crohn’s disease or other gastrointestinal disorder. Not recommended for those with chronic diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, or ulcers. Cascara sagrada commonly causes yellow-brown urine, the presence of which is harmless. Unless prescribed by a health provider, children under the age of 12 should not use this herb.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.