Cascara Sagrada Bark (Rhamnus purshiana) 1lb/454g BULK Herbal Tea - Maria Treben's Authentic™ Herbs of the World
Latin (botanical) name: Rhamnus purshiana
Common names: Sacred Bark, Chittem Bark, Cascara, California Buckthorn
Plant Description: The Cascara Sagrada is a small deciduous tree that is primarily found in the Pacific region of North America. Reaching a height of fifteen to twenty feet, its leaves are dark green and elliptic with teethy edges. The base of the leaves are round and the bottom side is somewhat hairy. The greenish-white flowers grow in clusters and produce a small pea-like fruit that is black in color and poisonous.
Use: Make a tea by pouring approximately 2 cups of boiling water over 2 heaped tsp of herb. Let steep for 3-5 minutes. In general, sip a cup before breakfast, and another 2 hours after dinner.
Cautions & Interactions: Cascara Sagrada should not be used while pregnant or nursing. As with any stimulating laxative, it should not be used for prolonged periods of time.