Cascara sagrada has a long history of traditional use by native americans. Cascara sagrada contains compounds called anthroquinones, which are responsible for cascara's powerful laxative effects. Anthraquinones trigger contractions in the colon, called peristalsis, which causes the urge to have a bowel movement. Today, it is one of the most common herbal laxatives.
Take at bedtime as needed with a full glass of water. Adults and children age 12 and over: Take 1-2 capsules. Children 2-12 years of age: Take 1 capsule. Children under 2 years of age: Consult a doctor. Do not exceed recommended dose. Do not take for more than 1 week as frequent or prolonged use may result in dependence.
Do not use when nausea or vomiting are present unless directed by a doctor. Consult a doctor if you notice a sudden change in bowel habits that persist over 2 weeks. Rectal bleeding or failure to move bowels after use may indicate a serious condition. Discontinue use and consult a doctor. Read and follow directions carefully. Do not use if you have or develop diarrhea, loose stools or abdominal pain because cascara sagrada may worsen these conditions and be harmful to your health. Consult your physician if you have frequent diarrhea or if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition.
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