Naturals Factors Cascara Sagrada Extract, 250mg, 90 veg-caps

Naturals Factors Cascara Sagrada Extract, 250mg, 90 veg-caps

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Feature summary

Cascara sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana) is abark that is rich in hormone-like oils that promote peristaltic action in the colon. It is one of the best herbs to use for chronic constipation and (some herbalists say that it is not habit-forming) its effects can be felt within 6 to 8 hours, producing soft stools with little discomfort. It increases the secretions of the stomach, liver andpancreas and exerts a remarkable action in torpor of the colon in constipation.

Cascara is very valuable for hemorrhoids due to poor bowel function. It helps to promote painless evacuations and, afterextended usage, the bowels will function naturally and regularly from its tonic effects. It is cleansing to the colon and helps rebuild its functions. Cascara has often been recommended as part of cleansing and detoxifying programs and in small doses it may be an effective liver tonic.


Each Capsule Contains:
Cascara Sagrada 4:1 Extract (Rhamnus purshiana)
   (bark)......................................... 250 mg
   (Providing 1000 mg dried equivalent)

Uses and benefits

  • Effective laxative
  • Helps increase secretions in the stomach, liver, and pancreas
  • Improves bowel function
  • Detoxification properties
  • Liver tonic

Additional information

Children: In general, stimulant laxatives should be avoided in children less than six years of age unless directed by a health care practitioner. Suitable for children older than 6 years of age at one-half of the adult dosage.

Pregnancy and Nursing: Cascara and other stimulant laxative should be avoided during pregnancy.Consult your health care practitioner if you are breast-feeding before using cascara. Cascara anthraquinones pass into the breast milk, but theconcentration is usually insufficient to affect the infant. Nonethelessthere have been reported cases of infant experiencing diarrhea after breastfeeding from a mother who had taken cascara.

Seniors: Seniors commonly experience constipation and are most susceptible to becoming dependent on laxatives. Seniors are most likely to experience the more serious side effects of long-term use because of potassium-depleting effects of cascara and other stimulant laxatives. Bulk-forming laxatives are usually preferred for seniors.

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