Cascara Sagrada Bark

Sacred Bark - USA Origin - Natural Laxative (Bowel Clearance) Cathartic
Weight200g (7.05 oz.) Bark

Ancient Purity Presents Cascara Sagrada. Safe and Powerfully Effective. Revered for centuries for its gentle yet effective detoxifying properties, 100% Pure Botanical Cascara Sagrada, in its only activated form... bark. Sourced from its native country the USA, explorers of the Pacific Northwest discovered native peoples using the bark as a laxative and gave it the name "Sacred Bark" in honour of its effect. Cascara was found in more drug preparations than any other natural product in the USA, and is believed to be the most widely used cathartic in the world. Ancient Purity's first interest in this Sacred Bark came from the study of Dr. Sebi’s use of it. Cascara Sagrada is a shrub native to western North America first used by the native Indians. The "Sacred Bark" herb is made from the bark of the Cascara Sagrada tree or shrub. Like high fibre plant-based foods Cascara Sagrada stimulates peristalsis, this worm-like contraction helps to push waste out of diverticula that compromise the structure of the intestinal wall and intestinal function. It's a gentle, yet powerful detox, it supports digestive health, promoting a harmonious balance within your body. The Tea is earthy and can be bitter and therefore it might be a good idea to mix it with Matcha Green Tea (Available @Ancient Purity). You could sweeten it with some Honey or Kakadu Plum Syrup. Remember it's not just a beverage; it's a moment of tranquility and self-care in every sip. ''In the Sagrada Familia, everything is providential.''- Antoni Gaudi

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  • Cascara Sagrada Bark (Rhamnus purshiana) 100% Natural.
  • Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-free.
  • Loose Bark - Tea: Put 2 grams of Ancient Purity Cascara Sagrada Bark in a cup of boiling water for 5 - 10 minutes. For better taste, you can mix the bark tea with other ingredients in a saucepan and let it simmer, slowly and lightly. Strain before drinking and do not swallow the bark, there is no benefit to swallowing whole pieces.
  • Some people like to mix it with black, green or Rooibos Tea for a more pleasant flavour.

WARNING: You must consume more pure water than normally when using Cascara Sagrada Bark Tea. Do NOT consume longer than 6 days. DO NOT USE Cascara Sagrada Bark if you have a medical condition and you MUST consult with your medical practitioner and/or your qualified Herbalist before taking. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. DO NOT USE if Pregnant or nursing. Children should NOT use Cascara Sagrada Bark.

NOTE: Cascara Sagrada is a stimulant laxative. It works by causing muscle contractions in the intestines. These muscle contractions help move stool through the bowels. The bark contains chemicals called anthraquinones that give it its colour and its laxative effect.While originating from the coffee plant, Cascara has about a quarter of the caffeine levels compared to regular brew. One study found out that Cascara tea has around 25mg of caffeine per cup (compared to 80mg of caffeine per cup of coffee), no matter how long the steeping time is. To enhance the drinking experience, use our Authentic Bombilla Straw.

  • Brand: Ancient Purity.
  • Size: 200g (7.05 oz.) Bark.
  • Package: Kraft Paper Pouch. 
  • Storage:  Dried Bark can be stored anywhere, but ideally kept in the pouch.
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 2-4 years.

Cascara Sagrada Bark Lowdown

Ancient Purity Cascara Sagrada Bark is a small tree or shrub that can be found growing in North American destinations including California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana, as well as Southeast British Columbia. Cascara Sagrada Bark contains chemicals called anthraquinones, which provide its colour and also its laxative effects. Cascara Sagrada weight-loss claims are easily found around the internet.

Herbal Detox Tea (Cascara Sagrada Bark)

  • One cup of Ancient Purity Cascara Sagrada tea daily created by steeping 2 grams of finely chopped bark in about two-thirds of a cup of boiling filtered water for 5 to 10 minutes and straining this mixture before drinking.
  • You can sweeten it with 1 teaspoon of Wild Forest Honey (Available @Ancient Purity).
  • For relieving constipation: 20 to 30 milligrams of the active ingredient (hydroxyanthracene derivatives) daily.
  • 2 to 5 ml of Cascara liquid extract is taken three times daily.

    NOTE: Ancient Purity Cascara Sagrada Bark should not be taken by anyone with gastrointestinal disorders such as intestinal blockage intestinal obstruction, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, appendicitis, stomach ulcers, or unexplained stomach pain.

    Medications that are known to interact with Cascara Sagrada include: stimulant laxatives, blood thinners, diuretics, corticosteroids, digoxin, and any oral drugs. Cascara should also not be taken with horsetail, liquorice, herbs that contain cardiac-glycosides, or herbs and supplements that contain chromium.

Q: How do I make Cascara Sagrada tea?
A: To brew the loose tea, steep 2 grams (1 teaspoon) of bark shavings in two-thirds of a cup of boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain before drinking. Cascara Sagrada tea has a slightly bitter flavour. For a more palatable taste, you can mix it with rooibos tea, black tea, or green tea.

Q: How is the bark harvested?
A: Cascara Bark is collected during the dry season (mid-April through late August). Trees between 15 to 25 years old produce the highest bark output. The bark is sliced vertically and then peeled horizontally in sheets. To encourage re-sprouting, up to 1 foot of the trunk will remain.

Q: Is Cascara Sagrada a detox?
A: Because Cascara Sagrada helps to cleanse the colon of damaging toxins and waste products, it is commonly used as an ingredient in many detox and cleanse herbal formulas. Cascara Sagrada together with Psyllium Husk (Available @AncientPurity) are two of the most widely used remedies in colon cleansing programs.

Q: How long should I take Cascara Sagrada?
A: The usual dose is 300 mg taken 1 time a day. Taking Cascara at a higher dose or for longer than 6 days is not advised. When taken by mouth, it has these effects: Acts as a laxative or purgative, to loosen and increase bowel movements.

Q: How long does it take Cascara Sagrada to work?
A: As with most herbal laxatives, it can vary from person to person, but if often takes 6 to 12 hours. When used as a laxative, the appropriate dose of Cascara Sagrada is typically considered to be the smallest amount required to maintain soft stools.



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