What is Cascara Sagrada?

Category: Supplements


Cascara sagrada, Spanish for "sacred bark," comes from the American buckthorn tree. Cascara sagrada is used as a laxative. The anthraquinones stimulate the bowel, leading to evacuation after approximately six to ten hours.

Side effects

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Side effects as an overall problem
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cascara Sagrada

Side effect Patients
Intestinal cramps 1


Based on patients currently taking Cascara Sagrada

Dosage Patients
4 other daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Cascara Sagrada

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Reason Patients
Personal research 1
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Currently taking Cascara Sagrada

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Cascara Sagrada

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
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Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
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Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
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