Plant native to the North American Pacific Region (California, Oregon, British Columbia, Idaho and Montana).
Scientific Name: Rhamnus purshiani
Other Names: Cascara, Aladierno.
Active Principles: Anthracene derivatives (6-9%) that can be included in four groups: primary heterosides or cascarosides A, B, C and D, aloin glycopyranosides and chrysophanol. Aloins: barbaloin and chrysaloin. O-heterosides derived from emodin, emodin-oxantrone, aloin-emodin and chrysophanol. Dianthrones of emodin, aloemodin and chrysophanol. Tannins.