04 Jun '11, 7pm

Via Localharvest.org Casaca Sagrada: CASCARA SAGRADA (Rhamnus Pursbiana) a/k/a sacred bark The native Am...

CASCARA SAGRADA (Rhamnus Pursbiana) a/k/a sacred bark The native Americans used this for hundreds of years as a laxative. Cascara Sagrada was accepted in medical practice in the United States in 1877. The bark should be dried for at least one year before using. Fresh cut, causes vomiting and violent diarrhea However, in 2002 The FDA has issued a ban in the use of Cascara Sagrada as a laxative ingredient in over the counter drug products. Use of Cascara Sagrada has been associated with abdominal pain and diarrhea; it is potentially carcinogenic. Cascara Sagrada has also been associated with the development of chronic hepatitis. Short term use may cause a terrific gripping effect on the intestinal system, intestinal distress, including inflammation of the colon, nausea and vomiting and chronic or dangerously severe diarrhea. Nursing mothers who use this will pass the laxativ...

Full article: http://www.localharvest.org/blog/39774/entry/casaca_sagrada

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