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a buckthorn, Rhamnus purshiana, of the Pacific coast of the U.S., having finely toothed leaves and flowers in umbels and yielding cascara sagrada.
Historical Examples

“We’re having trouble with that last lot of cascara, sir,” said he lugubriously.
The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams

cascara sagrada, its Mexican name, is often used for this tree.
American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson

Of the laxative drugs which may be used at such a time, cascara sagrada and senna are among the least harmful.
The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler

Unfortunately, after he had taken them, I discovered they contained nothing more exciting than cascara.
Caught by the Turks Francis Yeats-Brown

In chronic constipation fluid extract of cascara sagrada aromatic may be combined with Dioviburnia.
The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 1 of 2 Various

cascara tablets are generally given in one to ten grain doses.
American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick Jane A. Delano

From an examination of Prunoids it is concluded that the amount of cascara or extract of cascara in the preparation is very small.
The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 1 of 2 Various

If constipation is the habit a laxative should be given; the aromatic fluid extract of cascara sagrada or magnesia are suitable.
The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.) Grant Hague

Take a dose of epsom salts, castor oil, or cascara sagrada, then regulate your diet.
Supreme Personality Delmer Eugene Croft

In case these do not agree, extract of cascara or compound licorice powder may be taken at night.
The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI) Various

See cascara sagrada
Also called cascara buckthorn, bearwood. a shrub or small tree, Rhamnus purshiana of NW North America, whose bark is a source of cascara sagrada: family Rhamnaceae


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