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BUCKTHORN WHOLE EXTRACT

« Buckthorn (Rhamnus buckthorn).

Properties:
- non-irritating laxative,
- cholagogue,
- vermifuge,
- wound-healing.

Indications:
- spasmodic constipation (for it does not increase intestinal peristalsis, it can be taken by pregnant women),
   - iliary insufficiency and resulting constipation,,
   - haemorrhoids,
   - obesity,
   - cellulite,
   - circulatory disorder,
   - intestinal parasites»[1].  

«The effect of Buckthorn is gentle and safe, so it does not irritate the bowel even after long use. It is particularly suitable for constipation of nervous origin and for that of children»[2].  

«It is considered the mildest of all anthraquinone laxatives: the action is very similar to that of Sacred bark, which it is often combined with or replaced by; it shows a lower effect than that of Senna and Aloe » [3].  
«Buckthorn. Properties: Laxative and purgative, without causing intestinal irritation. In chronic constipations, especially of nervous origin»[4].



[1] Jean Valnet, Fitoterapia. Cura delle malattie con le piante, Ed. 1976, Aldo Martello, Giunti Editore
[2] Francesco Perugini Billi, Fitoterapia, Edizioni junior
[3] Enrica Campanini, op. cit Enrica Campanini, Dizionario di fitoterapia e piante medicinali, IIIª edizione, Tecniche nuove
[4] Alberto Fibi, Le malattie curate con le erbe e le piante medicinali, Gorbini Editore, Milano
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