Cascara Sagrada- New Roots
Cascara sagrada is a small deciduous tree belonging to the buckthorn family, native to northern California, southern British Columbia, and east to the Rocky Mountains in Montana. Its distinctive red bark has been used for centuries by the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest for its laxative effects.
Relief for constipation ranks as its most common therapeutic application. Anthraquinone, an organic compound present in the bark of Cascara sagrada, is credited with laxative effects which may include increased fluid within the colon and stimulation of colon contractions essential for gastrointestinal transit.
Cascara is safe and effective for inclusion in detoxifying and cleansing programs and formulations when taken in moderation.
New Roots Herbal’s Cascara Sagrada is a hybrid formula featuring aged bark blended with a potency-validated 4:1 extract.