Rhamni purshianae cortex


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of cascara. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing cascara.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing cascara. For practical information about using cascara medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Rhamni purshianae cortex
English common name Cascara
Botanical name Rhamnus purshianus D.C.
Therapeutic area
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph


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