alder buckthorn

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alder buckthorn

A deciduous shrub, the bark of which contains anthraquinones; it has laxative activity and has been used internally by herbalists for constipation, and topically for minor cuts.
Toxicity Prolonged use may evoke a “lazy bowel” syndrome; it should not be used in patients with colitis, haemorrhoids, or gastric ulcers, or in pregnancy or during nursing.

alder buckthorn,

n Latin name:
Rhamnus frangula; parts used: fruit, bark; uses: laxative; precautions: pregnancy; lactation; children; individuals with colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, or gastrointestinal bleeding.

alder buckthorn

rhamnuscathartica, rhamnusfrangula.
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tatarica (Tatarian honeysuckle), the buckthorns, Rhamnus frangula (Glossy buckthorn) and R.