Buckthorn softens the stool, and thus, Buckthorn is used by people with anal fissures and hemorrhoids, and those who've recently undergone rectal surgery. It's also used as a cleansing agent prior to diagnostic exams. In traditional health, it can be used as a diuretic to flush excess water from the body.
Buckthorn's potent laxative effect has been known since at least the 13th century, when Welsh physicians prescribed juice of Buckthorn for constipation. As recently as the late 19th century, syrup of Buckthorn can be used as an overly powerful laxative for children. It is still used, with equal parts of castor oil, as a laxative for dogs.
There are three species of Buckthorn, all with similar laxative properties. The plant is found all over northern Africa, western Asia, and Europe, in the form of either a large, 9-foot-high bush or a small tree. The medicinal parts are the whole, ripe fruit, either fresh or dried.
Buckthorn works by stimulating the colon. This action tends to help support liquid absorption by moving food more quickly through the intestines.
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Not to be used during pregnancy and lactation. Do not exceed recommended dose. If irritation or redness occurs, discontinue use immediately.
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