AIM Cascara Sagrada™
For those who suffer the inconvenience of occasional constipation, there is welcome relief with AIM Cascara Sagrada. Cascara sagrada bark can produce a mild, gentle effect and is recognized as a safe, natural alternative to the otherwise harsh, over-the-counter remedies.
Cascara sagrada (botanical name, Frangula purshiana) is a deciduous tree native to the Pacific Northwest and can be found in forests ranging from northern California to
British Columbia. The reddish-brown bark of the tree was used by various Native American tribes, who passed on their ‘sacred bark’ to the Spanish explorers. Other European settlers later adopted this traditional remedy for constipation and digestive discomfort, but it was not until 1877 that cascara sagrada became widely recognized by the international pharmacopeia.
Today, the bark is aged or cured and then ground into a powder before it is used
in commercial preparations. Cascara sagrada is recognized as a safe and effective herb by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada.