cascara sagrada


cascara sa·gra·da

noun \-sə-ˈgrä-də\

Definition of CASCARA SAGRADA

:  the dried bark of cascara buckthorn used as a laxative

Origin of CASCARA SAGRADA

American Spanish cáscara sagrada, literally, sacred bark
First Known Use: 1885

cascara sa·gra·da

noun \-sə-ˈgräd-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CASCARA SAGRADA

: the dried bark of cascara buckthorn used as a mild laxative—called also cascara, chittam bark

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