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Common Name Cascara
Genus / Species Rhamnus purshiana
Part Used Aged bark
Energetics Cold, bitter
Meridians Spleen, stomach, liver, colon
Active Constituents Anthraquinone glycosides (8%), mainly cascarosides A, B and D
Essential oil
Anthracenes
Glycosides
Aloins
Resins
Medicinal Uses Cathartic due to emodin (in laxative terms, it has a strength of 3 relative to the strongest - senna - which has a strength of 1).
Decongests liver
Laxative
Stomachic

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