Origin: Derived from the tree bark of the Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana) plant
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Overview: Cascara Sagrada Bark is a dried bark that comes from a shrub used to make medicine. Typically Cascara Sagrada Bark is used as an over the counter laxative for constipation. Cascara Sagrada Bark is also used for treatment with gallstones, liver ailments, and cancer. Cascara Sagrada Bark has been approved by the FDA for these uses and often acts like Milk of Magnesia when used as a laxative.
Common Dosage: The recommended dosage for Cascara Sagrada Bark is 20 mg to 30 mg daily.