Cascara Sagrada has a laxative effect and is recommended in cases of occasional constipation.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Pregnancy, lactation, children under 12, chronic constipation, intestinal obstruction, intestinal inflammatory diseases, appendicitis, nephritis, hemorrhoids, cystitis, liver, renal and heart failure. WARNINGS: This medicine should only be used if no effect has been observed through diet change. The laxatives use for longer than recommended can cause intestinal sluggishness, spasms, cramps. It can take place albuminuria, hematuria, inhibition of intestinal movement and muscular weakness. M.S.:1.1860.0075
CÁSCARA SAGRADA HERBARIUM IS A MEDICATION. ITS USE MAY PRESENT RISKS. CONSULT A DOCTOR AND A PHARMACIST. READ THE PACKAGE INSERT.
Frangula purshiana (Cáscara Sagrada) is originally from the American region of the Pacific Ocean and can be found from the United States to Colombia.1 The plant was first used by the indigenous peoples from the Americas and was introduced in Europe at the end of the 19th Century. Its bark, with its excellent medicinal properties, is removed from the trunk and thick branches from April to August and is then dried. 2,3
References: 1 - Macedo EV, Gemal AL. A produção de fitomedicamentos e a Política Nacional de Plantas Medicinais e Fitoterápicos. Rev. Bras. Farm., 90(4): 290-297, 2009. 2 - Mahady GB. Chittem Bark (Frangula purshiana). Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements. DOI: 10.1081/E-EDS-120022096. 28 Jan 2005. 3 - Introdução à fitoterapia: utilizando adequadamente as plantas medicinais. Colombo: Herbarium Lab. Bot. Ltda, 2008.