Recommended Dose (Adults and adolescents 11 years and over):
1 teaspoon (1.5g) as infusion. Infuse 1 teaspoon in 150ml of boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes, filter. Allow 6 to 12 hours for laxative effect to occur. Take 2 to 3 times per week. If results are not observed, the frequency of use may be increased up to once daily. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications or health products. Take a single dose at bedtime.
Each teaspoon contains 1.5g dried bark of Rhamnus purshiana (Cascara Sagrada).
Duration of use:
Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 7 days.
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen; prior to use if you are taking thiazide diuretics, corticosteroids, licorice root or other medications or health products which may aggravate electrolyte imbalance; if you have a kidney disorder or are taking cardiac medications such as cardiac glycosides or antiarrhythmic medications; if you have faecal impaction or symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or fever. Reduce dose or discontinue use if you experience abdominal pain, cramps, spasms and/or diarrhoea.
Do not use if you have abnormal constrictions of the gastrointestinal tract, potential or existing intestinal blockage, atonic bowel, appendicitis, inflammatory colon disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, abdominal pain of unknown origin, undiagnosed rectal bleeding, severe dehydration with depleted water or electrolytes or diarrhea; if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Known Adverse Reaction:
Hypersensitivity is known to occur, in which case, discontinue use.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if seal on bag is broken.