Well Aged Cascara

- Italian Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus Purshiana) U.S.P. sourced from Farmalabor; best quality available. 
- Well aged: Cascara not properly aged is irritating and lacks key benefits.
- Naturally rich in Emodin: the active ingredient in Cascara.

Well Aged Cascara was traditionally used by American Indians as a laxative, however, it is unlike other “laxatives” in that it energises the smooth muscles of the small intestine and bowel to contract, rather than irritating them. 

Slowed bowel transit time leads to increased estrogen levels, accelerated ageing, and is detrimental to overall health.  High-quality Cascara (along with anti-septic, indigestible fiber such as raw carrot, bamboo shoots or well-cooked mushrooms) helps to improve bowel transit time and encourage complete and regular emptying of the bowels.

This is not the only benefit of Cascara; Emodin, the active ingredient, has been demonstrated to possess multiple biological activities including being antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral.  It is also a potent selective 11β-HSD1 inhibitor, the enzyme responsible for the synthesis of cortisol, which is closely associated with the development of metabolic disorders including insulin resistance, central obesity and hyperglycaemia.  Source

Emodin also inhibits the formation of nitric oxide (mitochondrial poison) and prevents the reabsorption of endotoxin; extremely important for the promotion of clear and youthful skin.

Read more about cascara on our Blog.


Container size:          75g loose powder

Other ingredients:     Maltodextrin

Serving suggestion:
Start with a scant 1/8tsp (310mg), dissolved in some hot water. Allow to cool slightly or add a dash of cold.  It’s best to have some milk or other food in the stomach when it’s taken.  If no improvement to bowel motions the next day at this dose, increase gradually to 1/4tsp (620mg) at once or split in 2 doses through day.  If bowel motions become too loose, discontinue for a day or two, and take a lesser dose thereafter when needed.

*Note: scoop not included.

Storage instructions: Store in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight.

Not suitable for children under 15 years of age, pregnant or breastfeeding women.  Also not to be used by people with gastrointestinal conditions such as Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis.  Should only be used under medical or dietic supervision.

Made in Italy, packed in Australia for Saturée.

Disclaimer: The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the TGA (Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration).  These products are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease.

Due to the current situation and with >20% increase in manufacturing costs out of Italy, we’ve had to increase the price of this product slightly.

Customer Reviews

Based on 52 reviews
Rebecca Morton

Awesome but gentle stuff. Really works but in a much nicer way than over the counter laxatives. I'll always have some on hand now.

Jason Galati

Well Aged Cascara

Lynda Newton
Cascara - amazing

What a great product! Don't need much and it works really well. Thank you, it's a life changer

Nai Spiteri

Something that works without causing cramps. I don’t mind the taste, I just mix it with hot water & drink it at night.

Jaime Doolin
Definitely works!

I have had issues being regular for most of my adult life and I am 44. It was Perfectly normal for me to go once a week. I’ve tried everything. So far this works. I only need to take it every couple days. The recommended 1/8 tsp didn’t work for me after taking it two days in a row so I upped it to 1/4 tsp and this seems to be what my body prefers. I actually like the taste, I put it in my hot tea at night with raw milk and raw honey. I think it taste like cinnamon. I am hoping that the effects last as In the past something new will work for awhile then my body seems to get used to it. So fingers crossed.