Definition of Chittem bark
1. Noun. Dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative.
Group relationships: Bearberry, Bearwood, Cascara Buckthorn, Chittamwood, Chittimwood, Rhamnus Purshianus
Generic synonyms: Bark
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Literary usage of Chittem bark
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1. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1889)
"... all commonly known as cascara sagrada, sacred bark, and chittem bark. The first two are best known, and are gathered indiscriminately ; are almost ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1896)
"The anglicised name "Sacred Bark" has also been applied to the drug, and the Scriptural term chittem bark was also employed in early days in some parts of ..."
3. Materia Medica and Therapeutics: Including Pharmacy and Pharmacology by Reynold Webb Wilcox (1917)
"659. CASCARA SAGRADA CASCARA SAGRADA. Synonyms.—Sacred Bark. chittem bark. Rhamnus Purshiana. The dried bark of Rhamnus Purshiana De Candolle (Fam. ..."