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How Cascara sagrada stimulates bowel movement

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Date: September 08, 2016 09:59 AM
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Cascara sagrada is a herbal medicine that is obtained from the bark of California buckthorn tree. It is commonly used as an ingredient in many over the counter (OTC) laxatives. It is also taken in its fresh form but not recommended, this herb needs to be aged for a while before using.

Cascara is native to the Pacific Coast of the United States. History traces its original use as a medical remedy to the Native Americans.

Benefits of Cascara sagrada

Cascara has for a long time been used as a natural remedy for constipation, dysentery, muscle ache, and joints pain among others.

Primary use:


People who are prone to constipation use cascara as a laxative. The herb has proved successful in easing constipation symptoms.

How does cascara help with bowel movement?

Cascara contains phytochemicals which stimulate the intestinal lining and cause it to contract. These contractions help move stool into the bowel, thereby preventing constipation.

Medical advice on cascara use

Cascara is completely safe for use as a laxative or as a remedy for any of the conditions mentioned above. Its use is however not suitable for everybody. Persons with kidney disease, intestinal blockages, appendicitis, and ulcerative colitis are advised to avoid using it. This herbal laxative should only be a temporary fix for constipation,  adding fiber to your diet with more water will in the long run fix chronic constipation.

Sources

  1. //www.healthline.com/health/cascara-sagrada-constipation

  2. https://www.drugs.com/cdi/cascara-sagrada.html






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