Buckthorn bark


Buckthorn bark - herbal remedies, has a laxative effect.

Mode of action and properties of buckthorn bark

Buckthorn - not very common and undemanding to the conditions of a tall shrub with protruding branches. The bark of young shoots of the plant a silver-gray color, which eventually darkens to brownish-black.

Buckthorn feature on direct thorns at the tips of branches. Leaves - glossy ovate, with in-depth veins. Blossoms inconspicuous, collected in umbrellas greenish-yellow flowers.

Antraglikozidy that cause pharmacological effects, are found in all parts of the plant - leaves, barks, fruits and buds.

The healing properties of buckthorn bark are known and used since the XIV century. In Korea Buckthorn contains oksimetilantrahinony and other biologically active substances that have a laxative effect. The laxative effect generally occurs within 8-12 hours after application.

Some properties of buckthorn bark are not typical. Thus, the collected bark is not recommended for use in fresh throughout the year, because it contains substances that can irritate the stomach lining and cause severe pain, vomiting and nausea.

In folk medicine, Buckthorn bark is used to treat gout, kidney, and edema of cardiac origin, cramps, menopausal disorders and various skin diseases.

Product form

Buckthorn Bark release:

  • The filter bags 1, 5 g, 2 g, and 20 to 10 pieces per pack;
  • In the form of crushed material containing pieces of bark of various forms of dark brown color with a faint odor and bitter taste. 50 g, 75 g in carton;
  • In the form of tablets, coated tablets, 200 mg, 50 pieces in a plastic pot.


Buckthorn bark is used to treat chronic constipation.


Buckthorn bark is contraindicated in:

  • Spastic constipation;
  • Syndrome of acute abdomen;
  • Increased individual sensitivity to biologically active substances of buckthorn bark;
  • Bowel obstruction;
  • Appendicitis and other inflammatory processes in the abdominal cavity;
  • Metrorrhagia;
  • Acute febrile states;
  • Colitis;
  • Enteritis;
  • Constipation neurogenic and endocrine origin;
  • Bleeding.

Buckthorn bark is not used during pregnancy and lactation.

Instructions for use buckthorn bark

 Buckthorn bark

Buckthorn bark is used in the form of decoction.

To prepare the broth 1 tablespoon chopped vegetable raw pour a glass of water and boil for 20 minutes. Take half a cup in the morning and at night.

Buckthorn bark is taken as tablets 1-2 tablets immediately before bedtime.

side effects

In the application of buckthorn bark may develop minor side effects such as skin rashes and abdominal pain.

The property is buckthorn bark urine staining yellow, due hrizofanovoy acid and does not require discontinuation of therapy.

storage conditions

Like other herbal, Buckthorn Bark released without medical prescription and store no more than 3 years.