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Buckthorn Bark Powder

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Buckthorn Bark Powder

Wild Crafted - USA

Also Known As - Rhamnus frangula L., Frangula alnus


Overview - The bark of this 18 to 25 foot tree has been used in it’s native Europe, Western and Northern Asia and naturalized parts of the eastern United States as a die for fabrics as well it’s effects on peristalsis.* In all cases of it’s use internally it has been used as a dried bark as it has purgative properties if used fresh. The seeds contained in a dark colored berry about ¼ inch in diameter are eaten by birds and it is thought that the purgative properties of the berry assist in the dispersal of the seed to aid in propagation; an example of a possible adaptation the plant has made to insure it's longevity as a species. The berries have been used historically a bit more than the bark of this species, though the preference among herbalists in North America is to use the aged, dried bark.

Medicinal Uses -  The chemicals in aged Buckthorn bark are similar to those in Cascara Sagrada and one of the most researched of those chemicals are the emodin compounds. Emodins are known to be laxative, and have also been researched for their effects on abnormal cell replication. Buckthorn bark has been recognized traditionally for its digestive tonic and laxative properties.

Active Constituents - Emodins, Catechin, Kaempferol, Rhamninase, Rhamnol

Parts Used - Properly aged bark. (1-3  years recommended)

Preparations - Decoction: use 1 tsp. bark with 1/2 cup cold water. Bring to a boil. Drink before going to bed. Use no more than 1/2 oz. of bark per day.

  • Cold extract: use 1 tsp. bark with 1/2 cup cold water. Let stand for 12 hours. Drink in the evening.
  • Tincture: a dose is from 5-20 drops.

Precautions - Not for use during pregnancy. If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical drugs please consult your doctor prior to use.

Disclaimer -These products are dietary supplements and are not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or the advice of a physician or another medical professional. Actual results may vary among users. Mountain Maus Remedies LLC makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information contributed by outside product review submissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. The information and statements regarding the dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your health care provider. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you should work with your health care provider before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen, including augmenting your regimen with dietary supplements. Do not attempt to self-diagnose any disease or ailment based on the reviews and do not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Proper medical care is critical to good health. If you have a health concern or suspect you have an undiagnosed sign or symptom, please consult a physician or health care practitioner.

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  1. Good 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Sep 2016

    Quality and quantity of item as described

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