Definition of Cascara sagrada

1. Noun. Dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative.




Definition of Cascara sagrada

1. Noun. The bark of the California buckthorn (''Rhamnus purshiana''), used as a mild cathartic or laxative. ¹

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Medical Definition of Cascara sagrada

1. The dried bark of Rhamnus purshiana (family Rhamnaceae); used as a laxative. Synonym: cascara. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cascara Sagrada

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cascadura
cascaduras
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cascandite
cascara
cascara amara
cascara buckthorn
cascara sagrada (current term)
cascaras
cascarilla
cascarilla bark
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cascarillin
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caschroms
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Literary usage of Cascara sagrada

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1. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"cascara sagrada Cascara is used chiefly in habitual constipation. ... Cascara sagrada ("Sacred Bark") was used by the early settlers, but was little known ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1898)
"... medicine is most probably cascara sagrada bark. This is due to the remarkable property it possesses of being a tonic as well as a laxative, ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1897)
"The history of cascara sagrada has been told by Prof. ... The cascara sagrada bark used in the investigation was a typical specimen with a light gray cork ..."

4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"cascara sagrada has been long known as a cathartic to the Indians and trappers of California ; but it has only recently been introduced into American and ..."

5. Manual of therapeutics: Referring Especially to the Products of the by Davis & Company Parke, Parke, Davis & Company (1909)
"cascara sagrada Extract, 5 grs. (No. 881). cascara sagrada and Nux Vomica (No. 154) ; dose, 1 to 2. Ext. cascara sagrada, 2 grs. ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1898)
"As pointed out in our paper presented to this Association at its last meeting at Lake Minnetonka, and entitled, " The Chemistry of cascara sagrada," the ..."

7. Useful drugs (1921)
"ACTION AND USES : The preparations of cascara sagrada are laxative, ... Fluid Extract of cascara sagrada).—One hundred Ce. represent 100 Gm. of the drug in ..."

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