- a buckthorn, Rhamnus purshiana, of the Pacific coast of the U.S., having finely toothed leaves and flowers in umbels and yielding cascara sagrada.
Origin of cascara
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Cascara sagrada, its Mexican name, is often used for this tree.American Forest Trees
Henry H. Gibson
"We're having trouble with that last lot of cascara, sir," said he lugubriously.The Clarion
Samuel Hopkins Adams
Unfortunately, after he had taken them, I discovered they contained nothing more exciting than cascara.Caught by the Turks
Cascara tablets are generally given in one to ten grain doses.
Of the laxative drugs which may be used at such a time, cascara sagrada and senna are among the least harmful.The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
- See cascara sagrada
- Also called: cascara buckthorn, bearwood a shrub or small tree, Rhamnus purshiana of NW North America, whose bark is a source of cascara sagrada: family Rhamnaceae