Alder buckthorn is a plant. The aged or heated bark of the plant is used to make medicine. Don’t confuse alder buckthorn with European buckthorn. Alder buckthorn is used as a laxative, as a tonic, and as an ingredient in the Hoxsey cancer formula.
Constipation. Alder buckthorn is known to contain certain chemicals that work as laxatives. Alder buckthorn seems to work about as well as cascara for relieving constipation.
Alder buckthorn is POSSIBLY SAFE for most adults when taken by mouth for less than 8-10 days. Taking alder buckthorn by mouth for more than 8-10 days is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. It might cause low potassium; heart problems; stomach problems; muscle weakness;
Medications for inflammation (Corticosteroids) interacts with ALDER BUCKTHORN Some medications for inflammation can decrease potassium in the body. Alder buckthorn is a type of laxative that might also decrease potassium in the body. Taking alder bu