Buckthorn / Rhamnus Cathartica

A safe effective laxative, but too much can cause an excessive reaction.

The bark and fruit were used as a purgative in the past, though their potentially dangerous violent action and side effects means they are now rarely used.

The wood is hard and dense, but little-used.

Added by wikiherbia on Sun 1 Jul 2012 on 4:20 pm GMT

Updated by Abbie Thoms on Thu 12 Jul 2012 at 5:43 pm GMT