Natural Factors Cascara Sagrada Extract 250 mg - 90 Capsules
Cascara sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana) is a bark that is rich in hormone-like oils that promote peristaltic action in the colon. It is one of the best herbs to use for chronic constipation and (some herbalists say that it is not habit-forming) its effects can be felt within 6 to 8 hours, producing soft stools with little discomfort. It increases the secretions of the stomach, liver and pancreas and exerts a remarkable action in torpor of the colon in constipation.
Cascara is very valuable for hemorrhoids due to poor bowel function. It helps to promote painless evacuations and, after extended usage, the bowels will function naturally and regularly from its tonic effects. It is cleansing to the colon and helps rebuild its functions. Cascara has often been recommended as part of cleansing and detoxifying programs and in small doses it may be an effective liver tonic.
Uses and benefits
- Effective laxative
- Helps increase secretions in the stomach, liver, and pancreas
- Improves bowel function
- Detoxification properties
- Liver tonic
Each Capsule Contains:
Cascara Sagrada 4:1 Extract (Rhamnus purshiana) (bark)................. 250 mg
(Providing 1000 mg dried equivalent)
Vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], purified water, silica), microcrystalline cellulose.
Please Note: In general, stimulant laxatives should be avoided in children less than six years of age unless directed by a health care practitioner. Suitable for children older than 6 years of age at one-half of the adult dosage.
Seniors: Seniors commonly experience constipation and are most susceptible to becoming dependent on laxatives. Seniors are most likely to experience the more serious side effects of long-term use because of potassium-depleting effects of cascara and other stimulant laxatives. Bulk-forming laxatives are usually preferred for seniors.