Also Known As: Cascara, Chittem Bark and Sacred Bark


  • Decoction:

Boil 1 teaspoon of well dried bark in 3 cups of water for 30 minutes. Drink at room temperature at bed time. Drink no more than 1 to 2 cups. Taste will be quite bitter. A tincture may suit your taste a little better.

  • Tincture:

Take a half teaspoon at bed time. Follow package directions if using a commercial preparation.

USE: (Grow Your Own)

Cascara Sagrada grows up to 20 feet. It has a reddish- brown bark with thin serrated leave. It grows in the northwest and is not a garden grown herb.