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(Rhamnus frangula)

A stimulant and cathartic causing bowel movements, used mostly as a laxative but also as a bitter tonic to ease digestive problems.

PROPERTIES: Cathartic, Laxative, Purgative, Tonic, Vermifuge.
Parts used: root 

• used medicinally as a gentle laxative
• used to treat abdominal bloating, hepatitis, cirrhosis, jaundice, and liver and gall bladder complaints
• externally, the bark is used to treat gum diseases and scalp infestations and as a lotion for minor skin irritations 

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: Tincture: 10 to 60 drops three times a day or 2 to 10 pumps of the spray.

CONTRA INDICATIONS: use ROOT not bark. In small doses it is completely safe to use for children and pregnant women 


Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.