Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Cascara Sagrada (Dogwood)
Botanical Name   Rhamnus purshianus
System Affected   bowels, constipation, hemorrhoids, gall stones
Properties   Excellent remedy for chronic constipation. Stimulate secretions of entire digestive system. Remedy for gallstones. liver, gout, piles, gas Valuable when hemorrhoids associated with poor bowel movement. cathartic, cholalogue, anti-bacterial/biotic purgative insomnia
Description   bark from a small tree
Toxicity   Avoid during Pregnancy

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