Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana): Anti-spasmodic; also a safe laxative especially helpful for the elderly in cases of chronic constipation. Helps to detoxify and restore tone to the colon. Cascara Sagrada has been used in the treatment of jaundice, hemorroids and colic. Used to stimulate the pancreas, gallbladder and stomach. Also used to strengthen and stimulate the liver; as a chelating agent to prevent the formation of calcium-containing urinary stones, and for hepatic disease.
Caution: Contraindicated during pregnancy and nursing.