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Cascara Sagrada 1 Oz. (Rhamnus purshiana)

Cascara Sagrada 1 Oz. (Rhamnus purshiana)

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One ounce, cut and sifted.100% Certified Kosher.

Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana) (meaning "sacred bark" in Spanish) Indigenous peoples of western North America, including Chinook tribes, traditionally used the dried bark as a laxative. Nicknamed "chittem bark" in Chinook Jargon, it was a natural remedy for constipation. European settlers adopted this knowledge, and Cascara Sagrada became a popular laxative throughout the United States, even replacing other botanical laxatives like buckthorn berries.

Medically, Cascara Sagrada works by stimulating the muscles of the colon, promoting bowel movements. However, its use is on the decline due to concerns about side effects like cramping and dehydration. Additionally, Cascara Sagrada can interact with other medications, so consulting a healthcare professional before use is crucial.

Cascara Sagrada holds a place in some magical traditions as well. Its strong purgative effect has led to symbolic associations with cleansing and purification. In some practices, it may be used in rituals for removing negativity or bad habits.

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