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sagrada as an herbal remedy for thousands of years and is mainly used for
colon related problems. It stimulates secretions of the liver, pancreas
and stomach when take internally. As it restores the tone of the bowel it
produces a permanent beneficial effect. It is good taken upon retiring as
it helps to relax and soothe the system. One of nature's most gentle and
effective laxatives, Cascara Sagrada stimulates a sluggish colon while
producing a tonifying effect. It is one of the most preferred herbal
remedies for chronic constipation.
sagrada has a long history of traditional herbal use by Native Americans.
Cascara sagrada contains compounds called anthroquinones, which are
responsible for cascara's powerful laxative effects. Anthraquinones
trigger contractions in the colon, called peristalsis, which causes the
urge to have a bowel movement. Today, it is one of the most common herbal
CAUTION: Pregnant or nursing women should not use cascara sagrada. Children should not use cascara sagrada. Cascara or other anthraquinone-containing herbs should not be used by people diverticular, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, severe hemorrhoids, blood vessel disease, congestive heart failure, heart disease, severe anemia, abdominal hernia, gastrointestinal cancer, recent colon surgery, or liver and kidney disease. It should not be used if appendicitis is suspected.
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