Cascara Sagrada, known as sacred bark, is one of Nature’s Sunshine’s most popular herbal products. The bark has been used by cultures around the world. Historically cascara sagrada has been used as an herbal laxative. Scientists are now investigating its potential for supporting gastrointestinal health. Nature’s Sunshine offers the herb individually or in many combinations.
Each capsule contains 390 mg cascara sagrada (Vegitabs 410 mg).
|Serving Size: 2 Capsules|
|Instructions: Take two capsules with a meal twice daily.|
|Ingredients||Per Serving||% DV|
Cascara Sagrada Bark (Rhamnus purshiana)
|* Daily Value Not Established|
|Kosher gelatin and water.|
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Cascara Sagrada is an herbal laxative that is derived from the red-tinted bark of Rhamnus purshiana, a tree which is indigenous to the Pacific Northwest United States.
Currently, numerous popular laxatives incorporate cascara sagrada. In order to exploit the laxative properties of cascara sagrada, the bark has to be cured for at least a year. The process can be expedited by heating or dehydrating. The curing process is integral to neutralize the properties of cascara sagrada that can inflame the stomach or bowels.
Cascara sagrada, when properly treated, is considered to be very safe and effectual by most doctors or healers.
Health Benefits of Cascara Sagrada
The efficacy of cascara sagrada as a laxative has been demonstrated many times. When properly treated it is used to soothe constipation. Cascara is so gentle that even the elderly can take it. However, the herb hasn't been thoroughly tested, and so other benefits may not be known.