|Definition:||Buckthorn is a purgative herb that stimulates bowel
evacuation and is a considered a tonic for the liver and gallbladder.
|Applications:||Bowel cleansing, cancer, constipation, fever, gallbladder
disease, gallstones and liver ailments.
|Scientific Updates:||Buckthorn has shown significant inhibition of
leukemia in mice studies.25 Buckthorn contains anthraquinone
glycosides which works like cascara sagrada to promote gentle colon
peristalsis. European studies have confirmed the advantage of
buckthorn's ability to release its active principles in the small intestine
rather than the stomach.|