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Buckthorn Bark

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(Cut & Sifted) (Wild Crafted) Available in 1 OZ.

Description: The Buckthorn is a slender shrub belonging to the Rhamnaceae family. In addition to its medicinal uses, the bark and leaves of the Buckthorn provide a bright yellow-red dye that has been used for centuries to color textiles. The bark is nearly inodorous, its taste is pleasant, sweetish and slightly bitter.

Origin: Bulgaria

Other Names: Alder Buckthorn, Arrowwood, Black Alder Dogwood, Black Alder Tree, Black Dogwood, European Black Alder, European Buckthorn, Frangula Bark, Glossy Buckthorn,

Part Used: Bark

Culinary Uses: To make a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1/2 teaspoon of dried Buckthorn bark, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.

Medicinal Uses: Buckthorn is used to treat constipation, considered milder than some herbs. It's considered less likely to cause constipation after cleansing the bowels than other herbs used for similar purposes.

Precautions and Adverse Reactions: Buckthorn is not for long-term use. Buckthorn should not be used or should be discontinued if you have or develop diarrhea, loose stools or abdominal pain. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult you physician before using this product.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.*