Buckthorn Bark - Useful Properties, Indications For Use

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Buckthorn Bark - Useful Properties, Indications For Use
Buckthorn Bark - Useful Properties, Indications For Use

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Buckthorn bark

Instructions for use:

  1. 1. Pharmacological action and properties
  2. 2. Release form
  3. 3. Indications for use
  4. 4. Contraindications
  1. 5. Instructions for use
  2. 6. Side effects
  3. 7. Storage conditions

Buckthorn bark is a phytopreparation that has a laxative effect.

Pharmacological action and properties

Buckthorn is a not very common and not demanding tall shrub with protruding branches. The bark of the young shoots of the plant is silvery-gray, which eventually darkens to brown-black.

Buckthorn is distinguished by straight thorns on the tops of the branches. Leaves are glossy, ovoid, with deep veins. It blooms with inconspicuous, greenish-yellow flowers gathered in umbrellas.

Anthraglycosides, which determine the pharmacological action, are found in all parts of the plant - leaves, bark, fruits and buds.

The healing properties of Kora Krusina have been known and used since the XIV century. Kore Buckthorn contains oxymethylanthraquinones and other biologically active substances that have a laxative effect. The laxative effect usually occurs within 8-12 hours after application.

Some properties of Kora Krushina are not typical. So, the harvested bark is not recommended for fresh use throughout the year, because of the substances it contains that can irritate the gastric mucosa and cause severe pain, vomiting and nausea.

In folk medicine, Koru Krushin is used for gout, edema of renal and cardiac origin, colic, climacteric disorders and various skin diseases.

Release form

Bark of Krushina is released:

  • In filter bags of 1.5 g, 2 g, 10 and 20 pieces per pack;
  • In the form of crushed raw materials containing pieces of bark of various shapes, dark brown in color with a faint odor and a bitter taste. 50 g, 75 g in a carton box;
  • In the form of coated tablets, 200 mg, 50 pieces in a plastic jar.

Indications for use

Buckthorn bark is used to treat chronic constipation.


Buckthorn bark is contraindicated in:

  • Spasmodic constipation;
  • Acute abdomen syndrome;
  • Increased individual sensitivity to biologically active substances of Kora Krushina;
  • Intestinal obstruction;
  • Appendicitis and other inflammatory processes in the abdominal cavity;
  • Metrorrhagia;
  • Acute febrile conditions;
  • Colitis;
  • Enteritis;
  • Constipation of neurogenic and endocrine origin;
  • Bleeding.

Bark Buckthorn is not used during pregnancy and during breastfeeding.

Instructions for use

Buckthorn bark
Buckthorn bark

Buckthorn bark is used as a decoction.

To prepare the broth, 1 tablespoon of crushed plant materials is poured with a glass of water and boiled for 20 minutes. Take half a glass in the morning and at night.

Buckthorn bark in the form of tablets is taken 1-2 tablets immediately before bedtime.

Side effects

When using Korushina, minor side effects may develop in the form of skin rash and abdominal pain.

The property of Bark Buckthorn is that urine turns yellow, which is caused by chrysophanic acid and does not require discontinuation of the drug.

Storage conditions

Like other herbal remedies, Koru Buckthorn is released without a medical prescription and stored for no more than 3 years.

Information about the drug is generalized, provided for informational purposes only and does not replace the official instructions. Self-medication is hazardous to health!

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