Cascara Sagrada Bark 4 Oz

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Cascara Sagrada Bark- The bioregion known to some geographers as Cascara Sagrada Bark corresponds to the Pacific Northwest and encompasses Southeast Alaska

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Cascara Sagrada Bark

Cascara Sagrada Bark- The bioregion known to some geographers as Cascara Sagrada Bark corresponds to the Pacific Northwest and encompasses Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, Western Alberta and Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Northern California. It is a unique area that is home to a rich diversity of medicinal herbs and other plants, including rhamnus purshiana, from which comes one of the more familiar medincinal herbs otherwise known as Cascara Sagrada Bark. In the original lingua franca of Cascadia, known as Tsinuk Wawa, or “Chinook Jargon,” this Native American herb was called chittam or tsittikum, and was used primarily as a laxative. (In fact, the actual term was tsittikum stik, which literally translates into something rather less polite than “defecation tree.”)

Because Cascara Sagrada Bark is really the bark or outer covering of a tree, technically it does not belong under the classification of “herbs,” per se, since true natural herbs are actually leaves and blades of grass. Nonetheless, like roots and flowers, bark such as dried rhamnus purshiana have long had their uses. In 1890, U.S. drug manufacturers abandoned the use of the European blackthorn berry in favor of cascara sagrada bark as the primary ingredient of over-the-counter laxatives. This continued until 2002, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned its use in such medications.

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Weight 0.1 lbs
Dimensions 0.17 × 0.2 × 0.25 in
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