Working with Buckthorn
Buckthorn is a popular European herb used widely as a mild laxative. It also contains alterative properties, has been recommended for rheumatism (to clear heat), and was one of the ingredients of the famous Hoxsey cure for cancer.
Other preparations: As a light decoction, 2-4 grams/dose, in the evening.
Buckthorn has a taste of BITTER, SWEET and a temperature of COLD.
Conditions treated with Buckthorn
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