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Rhamnus purshiana, cascara buckthorn

Botanical names: Rhamnus purshiana, Cardiolepis obtusa, Frangula anonifolia, Rhamnus annonifolia, Frangula purshianaRhamnaceae
Common names
English: cascara buckthorn, cascara, bearberry
Spanish: cáscara sagrada
French: cascara
German: Amerikanischer Faulbaum
Active constituents: hydroxyanthracene glycosides, emodin

Rhamnus purshiana, cascara buckthorn
Rhamnus purshiana, cascara buckthorn
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants
 
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