BOURDAINE BARK CUT IPHYM Herbalism Rhamnus L. frangula

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BOURDAINE BARK CUT IPHYM Herbalism Rhamnus L. frangula

Buckthorn bark is used for occasional constipation in adults.

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Used for : constipation, occasional constipation, biliary insufficiency

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BOURDAINE BARK CUT IPHYM Herbalism Rhamnus L. frangula

Latin name: Rhamnus L. frangula
Family: Rhamnaceae - Rhamnaceae
Other names: black alder, black, wood powder, borzène, bourgène, frangula, neprun, buckthorn neprun, pastel neprun, puène, rhubarb farmers.

Buckthorn bark contains active substances that enhance the glucofrangulines stool hydration and stimulate intestinal peristalsis. they give Buckthorn a stimulant laxative.

Properties buckthorn bark

Laxative or purgative drastic depending on the dose.
Glycosides achieved in the colon stimulates smooth muscle, increased mucosal secretion and inhibit the absorption of water.

Applications buckthorn bark

Confirmed by the use: laxative, purgative

Many authors classify Buckthorn among the best remedies against constipation because unlike others it does not irritate the intestines. It is also an active remedy against biliary insufficiency.


Buckthorn is common in Europe in moist woods and thickets. Its bark, once harvested and dried must be kept at least one year to allow the disappearance of free anthrones present in the fresh plant and responsible irritation.

Intake infusion buckthorn bark

1/2 teaspoons boiling in 1/4 liter of water for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add 1 tablespoon anise coffee. Infuse 10 minutes. Drink at bedtime, hot and sweet honey.

Associations with common buckthorn bark

Bile plants, choleretic (Boldo, Rosemary ...), laxative (Séné. ..), antispasmodics (Fennel, Anise ...)

Botanical description of Buckthorn

Shrubs growing in wetlands, clay, shaded, at medium altitude. Toue met in Europe, Asia and France, except Paris.

The advice of our pharmacist herbalist to extract the active principles of plants:

How to make a decoction easily buckthorn bark

  • Place 1 tsp. tablespoons (5-8 g) of the medicinal plant chosen from a stainless steel pot (avoid aluminum) v and pour 1/2 liter of boiling water.
  • Simmer 5 to 30 minutes and cover to prevent evaporation.
  • Strain and drink the sweet tea or not within 24 hours. Keep cool.

Make herbal teas buckthorn bark and herbal infusions with low mineral water. Water plays an important role as it conveys the properties of plants.

Drinks based buckthorn bark generally act better on an empty stomach. Often, it is suggested to drink herbal infusions and teas in small sips throughout the day, but it is also possible to divide the daily dose of medicinal plants in 2 or 3 doses. Indications are simply taking the natural remedy if necessary.

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