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Substance Name: Cascara extract
RN: 84650-55-5


  • A plant genus of the family RHAMNACEAE. This genus is often called buckthorn but should not be confused with HIPPOPHAE or KARWINSKIA. Some RHAMNUS species have been reclassified into this genus. F. purshiana bark is cascara sagrada. Members contain frangulanin, frangulin, and anthraquinones such as EMODIN.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Cascara extract
  • Extract of cascara
  • Rhamnus purshiana extract

MeSH Heading

  • Rhamnus


  • Cascara sagrada
  • Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana) Powder
  • Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana) Powder [bark]
  • Cascara Sagrada powder
  • EINECS 283-515-5

Systematic Name

  • Rhamnus purshiana, ext.

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 84650-55-5

System Generated Number

  • 0084650555