Cascara Sagrada Bark

Sacred Bark - USA Origin - Natural Laxative (Bowel Clearance) Cathartic
200g (7.05 oz.) Bark / 90 x 400mg Capsules

100% pure botanical Cascara Sagrada Bark, in it's only activation 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 effectiveness. Cascara was found in more drug preparations than any other natural product in North America, so this stuff is respected.

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Cascara Sagrada Bark has a long history in traditional medicine, but before we explain more lets just clarify the list of names Cascara Sagrada is also known as (so you know exactly what you are reading about). Its names include Frangula Purshiana, Cascara, Cascara Buckthorn, Bearberry, in the Chinook Jargon, chittem stick and chitticum stick; syn. Ancient Purity's favourite name for it and perhaps the most fitting is "Sacred Bark". Then theres Rhamnus purshiana and it is a species of plant in the family Rhamnaceae. Cascara Sagrada is believed to be the most widely used cathartic in the world. Choose the loose bark for a strong tea or take a gentle start with the capsules.

It is native to western North America from southern British Columbia south to central California, and eastward to northwestern Montana. The dried bark of cascara was used as a laxative in folk medicine by the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest. 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. Removal of waste from the intestines allow them to to heal and regain original tone and function.

Cascara Sagrada Bark

  • USA Native Origin Sourced.
  • Sustainably Collected / Wild Crafted.
  • Traditional Effective Laxative.
  • Cathartic Herb.
  • Active Bark form.
  • Perfect for Natural Herbal Tea Blend.
  • May balance weight when Tea used responsibly.
  • Simmered or homemade Tincture of Cascara Sagrada can be an effective Anti hair-loss tonic.
  • A natural ingredient used in some sunscreen products.
  • Try the tea to ease better into natural sleep.
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A Sacred Bark in the Modern World

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Phytochemistry of Cascara Sagrada

Numerous quinoid phytochemicals are found in Cascara Bark. The chemicals possibly responsible for the laxative effect are the hydroxyanthracene glycosides, which include cascarosides A, B, C, and D. Cascara Bark contains approximately 8% anthranoids by mass, of which about two-thirds are cascarosides. The hydroxyanthracene glycosides trigger peristalsis by inhibiting the absorption of water and electrolytes in the large intestine, increasing the volume of the bowel contents, leading to increased pressure.

The hydroxyanthracene glycosides are not readily absorbed in the small intestine, but are hydrolysed by intestinal flora to a form that is partly absorbed in the colon. Hydrolysis of the cascarosides results in the formation of aloins, such as barbaloin and chrysaloin. Some of the chemical constituents present in the bark may be excreted by the kidneys. Extracts from Cascara Sagrada Bark also contain a substance called emodin, which likely contributes to the laxative effect.

Nature Leads the Way

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Hair, Skin & Beauty

Cascara sagrada can fight hair loss, lice, and dandruff. The tincutre of Cascara (yes we sell bark- explained later) has also been found to avoid the barrier of syrup, which is considered to be an essential cause of hair fall. If you want to use tincture as a healthy, soft and shiny hair conditioner. Cascara Sagrada could tackle many skin issues. Teenagers who were suffering from acne have also found the Cascara when used with alcohol to create a tincture effective in defeating acne along with reducing the patchy skin. It also keeps the skin healthy, hydrated and fresh. This Sacred Bark has been found to be very useful in getting rid of the stains and puffs. It slows down the ageing of skin, and thus you look younger. As we mentioned in the bullet points Cascara Sagrada is also used to make sunscreen products by various companies.

You may have noticed again that we have mentioned tincture, well don't go out and buy a tincture, the bark Ancient Purity provide is pure and trusted, you can use some of it for hte incredible tea and also make your own tincture, be smart and save. It's also a fun thing to make, and often the tinctures are made from Bark that can have been sued several times alreadt to make a tincture... stick with active bark, and powder... well just forget powder, we can't realise any benefit to that.

Natural, Powerful and Sacred

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Cascara Sagrada - Ancient Traditional Medicine

Cascara Sagrada "Sacred Bark" has been used in traditional medicine's for hundreds of years on a variety of disorders including high blood pressure, congestion, gallstones, gas, hemorrhoids, liver disorders, and nervous disorders.

As many of us think traditional medicine and its benefits have been and continue to be dismissed until Western science validates them, which doesn’t mean this benefits aren’t real and only means western science hasn’t caught up. Maybe they'll never be proven but the only thing we care about is does it work, and will it work for you. It's all about trying things out and seeing where natural health takes you.

Cascara Sagrada - Available in Capsules or Dried Bark

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Cascara Sagrada... Combating Soft Tissue Calcifications

Ancient Purity's first interest in this Sacred Bark came from the study of Dr. Sebi’s use of it. Dr. Sebi uses Cascara Sagrada, with a couple of other herbs to break up calcification in soft tissue where a person may find viruses and bad bacteria dwelling.

Breaking down calcifications in soft tissue removes the barrier and allows nutrients and phytonutrients eliminate pathogens and neutralise toxins so the body can remove them naturally. So with this said lets not say Cascara Sagrada alone does this but perhaps see its potential to support this process.

Discuss and share ideas on this Sacred Bark

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Usage of the Sacred Bark

So in the Suggested Use section and on the label of the product we have explained how you must use this powerful herb with caution. But lets go over it here too... Only short-term or periodic use is recommended (hence we only provide aa 200g bag) which should last you a very long time / good news it it doesn't really ever go off (its dried bark). Long-term may result in diarrhea, electrolyte imbalance, and unhealthy dependence on Cascara Sagrada to stimulate peristaltic action.

Pregnant women are cautioned against using the herb. best to use this powerful Herb for 7 days, break for a couple of weeks and then again. Some people do take for longer than 7 days. DO NOT USE Cascara Sagrada "Sacred Bark" if you have a medical condition and you MUST consult with your medical practioner and/or your qualified Herbalist before taking.

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  • Cascara Sagrada Bark (Rhamnus purshiana) 100% Natural.
  • Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-free.


  • 400mg Cascara Sagrada bark (Rhamnus purshiana)
  • Plant source vegetarian capsule.


  • Put 2g (1 teaspoon) in a cup of boiling water for 5 - 10 minutes. You can either mix in the bark with other ingredients in a saucepan and slowly, lightly simmer. Strain before drinking or just do not swallow the bark, there is no benefit to swallowing the whole pieces. 
  • Some people like to mix it with black, green or rooibos tea for a more pleasant flavour.


  • You must consume more water than normally when use Cascara Sagrada Bark Tea. 
  • Do NOT consume every day and at most drink daily for 7-14 days at a time.
  • DO NOT USE Cascara Sagrada Bark if you have a medical condition and you MUST consult with your medical practioner and/or your qualified Herbalist before taking.
  • DO NOT USE if Pregnant or nursing.


  • Take 1 capsule per day on an empty stomach or as directed by your healthcare practitioner, do not exceed recommended daily intake.


If you have a medical condition, are taking medication, are pregnant or nursing, always seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking any food supplement. Discontinue use if adverse reactions occur.

  • Brand: Ancient Purity.
  • Size: 200g (7.05 oz.) Bark / 90 x 400mg Capsules.
  • Package: Kraft Paper Pouch / Miron Glass Jar. 
  • Storage:  Dried Bark can be stored anywhere, but ideally kept in the pouch.
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 2-4 years.


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