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BUCKTHORN, ALDER
Rhamnus frangula

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Constipation, sluggishness of the bowels, digestive disorders, disorders of liver and gall bladder, hemorrhoids, weakness of the spleen, blood cleansing, skin allergies ...

Description

Composition :
Capsule, 100% Rhamnus frangula cortex

Part used :
Bark

Buckthorn (Common Buckthorn) is a shrub or small tree in the Buckthorns family (Rhamnaceae) which is native in east Asia and North America , but also found throughout the temperate and subtropical climate zones. The name is due to the woody spine at the end of each twig.

The bark has light purgative properties, without causing dependence. It is dried and stored for at least one year before processing and contains the following active ingredients : Frangulin, tannins and bitterns, Arachnic acid, Anthrachninone, glyco-Frangulin, Emodin, Rhamnoanthin and Rhamnocerin. Storage causes the Frangulin and Anthrachninone to break down to Frangularoside and Anthranol-gcycosol which have the purgative properties. The bark stimulates the colon nerves, kills intestinal parasites and detoxifies. With a Buckthorn regime to regulate colon activity, there is no danger of dependency or unwanted side effects, unlike with other laxatives which have a tendency to weaken the peristaltic movements of the colon. Buckthorn is well indicated in combination with Blond Psyllium (Plantago ovata) as a dietary fiber and alternating with Aloe vera.

History : In antiquity, Buckthorn was used as a mild laxative.

Dosage

Take 3-4 capsules daily, with plenty of water.

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