Starwest Botanicals, Cascara Sagrada, Bark, 1 lb Whole Herb
UPC Code: 767963010254
Botanical Name: Rhamnus purshiana
Origin: United States
Common Names: Sacred Bark
The bioregion known to some geographers as Cascadia corresponds to the Pacific Northwest and encompasses Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, Western Alberta and Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Northern California. It is a unique area that is home to a rich diversity of beneficial herbs and other plants, including rhamnus purshiana, from which comes one of the more familiar herbs otherwise known as Cascara Sagrada Bark. In the original lingua franca of Cascadia, known as Tsinuk Wawa, or "Chinook Jargon," this Native American herb was called chittam or tsittikum, and was used primarily as a laxative. (In fact, the actual term was tsittikum stik, which literally translates into something rather less polite than "defecation tree.")
Because powdered cascara sagrada is really the bark or outer covering of a tree, technically it does not belong under the classification of "herbs," per se, since true natural herbs are actually leaves and blades of grass. Nonetheless, like roots and flowers, bark such as dried rhamnus purshiana have long had their uses. Bulk herbs such as rhammus purshiana are usually harvested in the wild, after which they are dried and aged for a time - usually a year - before they are marketed as wholesale organic herbs. Like other bulk herbs, the effect of cascara sagrada bark can be harsh if used in its fresh, undiluted form, so it is best to use aged dried cascara sagrada bark.
1 lb Whole Herb in sealed bag
Raw herbs do not contain dosage recommendations. We recommend you consult your own herbalist or healthcare provider.
Cascara Sagrada Bark Whole Herb (Rhamnus purshiana)
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About Starwest Botanicals
Starwest Botanicals started as a small retail herb shop in 1975 in Sacramento, California. The company grew rapidly on the strength of our commitment to provide value through a combination of quality products, excellent customer service, and fair prices. In 1979, Starwest built its first herb mill to have better control over the processing of herbs. In 1980, the company began importing herbs from several different countries and supplying manufacturers and wholesalers, while also supporting the fledgling organic herb industry. Today, Starwest Botanicals is one of the largest suppliers of organic herbs in the United States, with 85,000 sq. ft. of modern warehouse and production space and over one million pounds of herbs and spices in stock.
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