(also cascara sagrada /səˈɡrädə/)
Definition of cascara in English:
1A purgative made from the dried bark of an American buckthorn.
- Herbal laxatives such as buckthorn, cascara sagrada, and senna can cause potassium loss.
- The topics include more commonly used products such as kava, ginkgo biloba and St. John's wort, and some older but mainstream products such as aloe and the laxatives senna and cascara sagrada.
- Laxatives such as senna, cascara sagrada, or aloe stimulate fluid secretion into the colon and encourage the muscles of the intestinal wall to contract.
late 19th century: from Spanish cáscara (sagrada), literally '(sacred) bark'.
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