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Cascara Sagrada for Constipation?

Discussion in 'Adrenal Rx and Leaky Gut Rx' started by seanb4, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. seanb4

    seanb4 New Member

    I have many health problems one of which is constipation. I have tried many many things to help this most of which don't work too well.

    I was reading an article () that stated cascara sagrada was particularly effective at eliminating constipation due to emodin. Apparently emodin has some special anti inflammatory effects, helps stop leaky gut and works with the smooth muscles so that it doesn't cause dependency. I wondered if anyone has had any experience with this and do you know if it is safe to use long term.

    Thanks, Sean.
     
  2. Lahelada

    Lahelada New Member

    I just nosed around a bit as herbs/natural products always interest me. Most sources say that Cascara S. does create dependency when used over a longer term. Additionally it could cause an electrolyte imbalance. I would only use it short term if in dire need.
    I hope someone speaks up who is actually using it.
     
  3. seanb4

    seanb4 New Member

    Yea Lahelada I've read it both ways. Fingers crossed someone with long term experience will speak up.
     
  4. GlenPDQ

    GlenPDQ New Member

  5. seanb4

    seanb4 New Member

    @GlenPDQ if that works i will be shocked to say the least.
     
  6. vkiernan

    vkiernan Silver

    Mag citrate always worked for me. Now that I have been working on fixing my gut, I no longer need it.;)
     
  7. 007Dux

    007Dux New Member

    Been using a small dose (1 pill) of a major brand natural "Super Cleanse" on a dialy basis for over 5 years. Why so long?-->because it works. It does contain Cascara Sagrada, in addition to a bunch of other stuff. I am dependant on taking this pill every day for normal function. I'd be okay with the dependence because the result make me be able to function, where previously I couldn't and was miserable, but I do fear long-term side effects.
     
  8. seanb4

    seanb4 New Member

    Hmm, i've been using it for a couple of days now and can get one BM per day however it is very watery and also the cascara gives me stomach cramps.

    I think my constipation is to do with my thyroid however I do not know how to fix this without testing.
     

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