Cascara Sagrada (100 Vegitabs) (ko)
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Cascara Sagrada helps cleanse the colon of damaging toxins and waste. From Nature's Sunshine - Can be used to correct habitual use of other laxatives while gradually restoring natural colon activity. Constipation.


Cascara sagrada can be used to correct habitual use of other laxatives while gradually restoring natural colon activity.

Rhamnus purshiana

A stimulant laxative for a moving experience...(highly recommended for people who do not beleive that herbs can work...)

"Sacred Bark" root is a popular treatment for chronic constipation because it is not habit-forming.

It is used to increase the secretion of digestive fluids, create large soft bowel movements, and stimulate the peristaltic action of the colon.

Most people use it at night for an elimination in the morning.

It can sometimes cause the discomfort of griping, but "this too will pass." It is well suited for the elderly.

Cascara sagrada can be used to correct habitual use of other laxatives while gradually restoring natural colon activity.

By adding sufficient fiber to the diet, it should not be necessary to always use a laxative to keep regular.

Cascara Sagrada is also a tonic for the liver and gallbladder.

Recent research validated its use for liver disease.

Decreased bowel transit time can decrease absorption of medications.


  • Intestinal system support
  • Natural herbal laxative
  • Supports the elimination of digestive remnants
  • Promotes the emptying of the colon

How It Works:

Cascara sagrada, or sacred bark, is one of Nature’s Sunshine’s most popular and best-selling herbal products. The bark has been used by cultures around the world as a nutritional support for proper waste elimination. Cascara sagrada acts as an herbal laxative, influences intestinal contraction and promotes the emptying of the colon.


Cascara sagrada bark.

Recommended Use:

Take 2 capsules/tablets with a meal twice daily. NOTE:See your health care provider prior to use if:pregnant or nursing, any medical condition exists, or when taking any medication. Read and follow recommendation carefully. Not intended for prolonged use. Do not use if diarrhea, loose stools or abdominal pain are present or develop. Use of this product may worsen these conditions and be harmful to your health. Chronic diarrhea can result in serious illness.


Do not use if colitis or inflammatory bowel conditions.

Cascara sagrada is a natural laxative that comes from the reddish-brown bark of the Rhamnus purshiana tree native to the Pacific Northwest. It was used by various Native American Indian tribes, who also passed their sacred bark on to Spanish explorers.

A famous surgeon in American history, Dr. Harvey Kellogg of Battle Creek, Michigan, who later founded the cereal company that still bears his name, wrote: "Of the 22,000 operations I have personally performed, I have never found a single normal colon." In his Battle Creek sanitarium, Dr. Kellogg treated 40,000 patients with gastrointestinal disease. All but 2 of them, according to his accounts, avoided surgery through his ministrations. Dr. Kellogg: "The colon is where health problems start" - he believed that the colon could be the origin of most health problems and maintained that 90% of disease is due to improper functioning of the colon.

There is no better, more effective way to stay healthy and avoid illness and disease than to do what is necessary to take good care of the bowels. Proper and regular elimination is critical to stay healthy by keeping the system from poisoning itself. Auto-toxemia is the culprit in almost all diseases and degenerative conditions. Dr. John Tilden, during the 1930's, in his book Toxemia Explained: The True Interpretation of the Cause of Disease presented the concept that toxins were the only cause of disease. Through preventative health habits one can dramatically reduce the chances of chronic disease, illness and cellular degeneration.

At least one bowel movement per day is the minimal number recommended and some people have several healthy bowel movements per day usually due to a diet of non-processed and whole foods, proper hydration, and regular exercise.

The most notable constituents in cascara sagrada are hydroxyanthraquinone glycosides called cascarosides. Cascarosides exhibit a cathartic effect that induces the large intestine to increase its muscular contraction (peristalsis), causing a bowel movement. The anthraquinones in the Cascara Sagrada are oxidized in the intestine. The oxidation process produces a substance which stimulates peristalsis (the moving of the bowels), resulting in the laxative properties. The anthraquinones have also exhibited potent antibacterial properties against intestinal bacteria.

Today, many common laxatives use cascara sagrada as an ingredient. To use cascara sagrada as a laxative, the bark must be carefully prepared by curing for at least one year or heated and dried to speed up the aging process. Aging is essential because fresh cascara sagrada is irritating to the gastrointestinal system, causing vomiting and upset stomach.

Cascara Sagrada is perhaps the safest and most effective laxative available and has been used to restore tone to the colon and thereby overcome laxative dependency in the elderly as well as for the mild constipation that can occur following anal or rectal surgery as it prevents the pressure and pain associated with hemorrhoids and anal fissures. A bowel movement usually will take place within six to eight hours of taking a typically recommended dose of cascara sagrada.

NSP has a wide variety of Cascara Sagrada products, these include:  Bowel Detox, Para Cleanse, All Cell Detox and Cleanstart Wild Berry or Apple/Cinnamon.