1. cascara

noun. dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative.


  • Rhamnus purshianus
  • chittimwood
  • cascara sagrada
  • bearwood
  • chittam bark
  • cascara buckthorn
  • bark
  • chittem bark
  • chittamwood

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Example sentences of the word cascara

1. Noun, singular or mass
In Spanish, cascaron or cascara which means “egg shell.” The yolk and white are drained from the egg through a small hole made on one side.

2. Adjective
The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends senna and cascara stool softeners as an aloe alternative; they are related to aloe botanically, but they aren't associated with the negative health effects.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
of papaya extract after each meal, and two 450-455 mg cascara sagrada and buckthorn bark capsules a day—one in the morning and another in the evening.

4. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Add cascara sagrada to your cooking for an alternative method of ingesting a bowel cleansing herb.