Cascara-sagrada meaning

sə-grä'də
The dried bark of the cascara buckthorn, having laxative properties. Its use in laxatives was banned in the United States in 2002.
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A laxative made from cascara bark.
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The bark.
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The dried bark of the cascara buckthorn, having laxative properties. Its use in laxatives was banned in the United States in 2002.
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The bark of the California buckthorn (Rhamnus purshiana), used as a mild cathartic or laxative.
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Origin of cascara-sagrada

  • American Spanish cáscara sagrada Spanish cáscara bark cascara buckthorn Spanish sagrada sacred
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Spanish holy bark.
    From Wiktionary