Latin: Rhamnus purshiana
Country of Origin: United States
Actions: Alterative, astringent, bitter tonic, cathartic, cholagogue, digestive, emetic, haptic, laxative, nervine, purgative, stomachic, tonic
Energetics: Drying, cooling, bitter
Precautions: Avoid if pregnant or nursing. Children under the age of twelve should also avoid it. Long term use can result in a depleation of electrolytes and may cause nausea, vomitting and diarrhea.
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References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine – Brigette Mars