Anthraquinones are a chemical compound known to give Buckthorn it’s reliable laxative results.
Buckthorn has anti-cancerous properties and deserves more research.
Laxative tea: 1/2 teaspoon each, buckthorn, fennel seed, chamomile per cup of boiling water. Steep 10 minutes. No more than one cup per day. Best before bed. Not for extended use.
Poorly dried buckthorn may cause vomiting, abdominal pain and violent diarrhea.
If constipated, consider anthraquinone laxatives as a last resort. Eating a high fiber diet and getting more excercise should be thing to attempt. If that doesn’t do it then try a bulk forming laxative such as pysllium. If none of that works then you might try buckthorn.
Never use if you have gastrointestinal problems like ulcers, colitis or hemorrhoids.
Pregnant women should avoid Buckthorn.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.