cascara sagradacascara sa·gra·da
- a laxative made from cascara bark
- the bark
Origin of cascara sagradaSpanish cáscara sagrada, literally , sacred bark: see cascara
The dried bark of the cascara buckthorn, having laxative properties. Its use in laxatives was banned in the United States in 2002.
Origin of cascara sagradaAmerican Spanish cáscara sagrada : Spanish cáscara, bark; see cascara buckthorn + Spanish sagrada, sacred.
Spanish holy bark.