Definitions for "Cascara sagrada"
Holy bark; the bark of the California buckthorn (Rhamnus Purshianus), used as a mild cathartic or laxative; -- called also cascara.
Rhamnus purshiana, a shrub or small tree with bitter silvery bark. It is also called Sacred Bark, Buckthorn and California Buckthorn.
For chronic constipation; Also known as Buckthorn, this herb is one of natures better laxatives and a great remedy for chronic constipation. It will benefit the entire digestive system, and has also been used for gallstones and liver ailments. Sagrada, meaning "sacred", shows how revered this plant has been historically.