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Carscara 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.

Cascara 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 laxatives.

In addition to being a powerful laxative, cascara is also believed to improve the muscle tone of the colon walls.

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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