Buckthorn (Frangula purshiana) is natural herb ingredient of SaniTea™


Buckthorn - effective laxative, stool softener, colonic propulsiveBuckthorn (Frangula purshiana) has a laxative effect. The main constituents of the dried bark are the anthraquinone glycosides and frangulins. Buckthorn's active ingredients reduce liquid absorption through the mucous membrane of intestine softening stool, and stimulating colonic propulsive contractions, without irritation of mucous coat. Due to all these beneficial qualities Buckthorn is considered an effective laxative.

The Buckthorns (Rhamnus) are a genus (or two genera, if Frangula is treated as distinct) of about 100 species of shrubs or small trees from 1-10 m tall (rarely to 15 m), in the buckthorn family Rhamnaceae. They are native throughout the temperate and subtropical Northern Hemisphere, and also more locally in the subtropical Southern Hemisphere in parts of Africa and South America. Some species are invasive outside their natural ranges.


Both deciduous and evergreen species occur. The leaves are simple, 3-15 cm long, and arranged either alternately or in opposite pairs. One distinctive character of many buckthorns is the way the veination curves upward towards the tip of the leaf. The plant bears fruits which are dark blue berries. The name is due to the woody spine on the end of each twig in many species. Buckthorns are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species.


Buckthorn (Frangula purshiana) is natural herb ingredient of SaniTea™