Discover the benefits and properties of the Sacred Shell


Discover the benefits and properties of the Sacred Shell
The cascara sagrada is a plant with medicinal benefits, especially useful as a digestive, and to relieve gas and flatulence. Discover how to make your infusion.

The Holy Shell is a medicinal plant that belongs to the family of the “Ramnaceae”, and its scientific name is “Rhamnus Purshiana”. This plant has beneficial medicinal properties for our organism among which we highlight: hepatoprotective, soft purgative, mild laxative and also as a bitter tonic.

On the other hand, we can also discover the active principles of the Sacred Cascara, among which stand out: anthraquinones, tannins and essential oil. To prepare the various natural remedies with Cascara Sagrada dry bark is used.

Beneficios de la cáscara sagrada

It is a medicinal plant that can be accompanied by other plants with carminative properties such as cumin, green anise, and use in infusion to calm gas cramps and reduce flatulence.

This plant is also effective to combat constipation, as it helps tone the relaxed muscles of the digestive system, also helps to relieve stomach pain.

For cases of constipation, the Sacred Shell should only be used at specific moments, a few days, only for occasional constipation. In case of persisting constipation, we should consult with the doctor.


The treatments that are carried out with Sacred Shell is not advisable to do it more than 7 days. The Sacred Shell can be obtained in herbalists, parapharmacies, natural products stores and also in online stores.

Natural remedies with Sacred Shell
How to prepare an infusion of Sacred Shell
To prepare this infusion of Holy Shell we need:

2 grams of dried bark.
A cup of mineral water.

We put the water in a saucepan to the fire to boil it.

Once it starts to boil add the shell of Holy Shell.

Turn off the heat, cover the infusion and let it rest for 10 minutes.

We strain the infusion and let it warm.

The infusion of Cascara sagrada is bitter, we can add a sweet touch with a teaspoon of honey, brown sugar cane or stevia.

From this infusion, we will only drink one cup per day and no more than 7 days.

How to prepare a decoction of Holy Shell
The decoction of Holy Shell will be prepared as follows:

One or two teaspoons of dried bark of Holy Cascara.
A cup of mineral water.
We boil the water and when it starts to boil we lower the fire and add the sacred shell, let infuse for 10 minutes. We connect the decoction and let it warm.

Take a cup before bedtime. No more than 7 days