Definitions for cascarakæsˈkɛər ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cascara, cascara sagrada, chittam bark, chittem bark(noun)

    dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative

Wiktionary

  1. cascara(Noun)

    A North American buckthorn, Rhamnus purshiana, whose bark is used as a laxative

Freebase

  1. Cascara

    Used as a laxative in constipation and various medical conditions, Cascara (cascara sagrada) is dried bark of Picramnia sp. (Simarubaceae) or Rhamnus purshiana (Rhamnaceae) containing stimulant laxative anthranol glycosides that act on the intestinal wall to increase muscle contractions and encourage bowel movements. (NCI04)

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cascara

    kas′ka-ra, n. the Cascara sagrada, a Californian bark used as a tonic aperient: the Cascara amarga, a bitter Honduras bark.—n. Cascarill′a, the aromatic bitter bark of the West Indian Croton Eleuteria. [Sp.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cascara

    Dried aged bark of a buckthorn, Frangula purshiana (FRANGULA), that contains the anthraquinone EMODIN and cascarosides. It is used as a laxative (CATHARTICS).

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cascara in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cascara in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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