CASCARA - FOR CONSTIPATION
If you are suffering from constipation cascara will help you. Rhamnus purshiana belongs the family Rhamnaceae. This evergreen tree is native to the west coast of the USA but is now cultivated in East AfrIf youica, where the climate is similarly hot and dry. The bark- brownish and scattered with whitish spots- are used for the preparation of medicine. The bark contain an active principle hydroxyanthraquinone glycosides known ascascarosides which exert a laxative effect.
Cascara bark has a laxative or purgative effect according to how much is taken. These effects are due to the way the plant effects the absorption of water and electrolytes and stimulates contractions within the intestine
1. Because of its action and possible side effects , cascara should not be used without medical supervision . Cascara bark can only be used on prescription basis. Although some cascara products are available commercially , it is advisable to consult a doctor or qualified herbalist to avoid aggravating the problem
2. Never take more cascara than prescribed, nor in combination with other laxative products or for more than 8 to 10 consecutive days
3. Prolonged use can be lead to laxative dependence , abdominal pains and an electrolyteIf you are suffering from constipation cascara will help you. Cascara, Rhamus purshiana belongs to family Rhamnaceae. This imbalance with low potassium levels
4. Cascara is not recommended to children under 15, nor for women who are pregnant and breast feeding
5. Cascara is not suitable for people with undiagnosed abdominal pain, inflammation, or obstruction.