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Cathartic

Cathartic

A substance that acts as an intense, energetic cramping, violent peristalsis, mucous membrane irritation and watery stools. Large doses are irritant poisons. Often these substances need to be combined with antispasmodics. See also: laxative and purgative.

See:

MandrakeButternut
SennaAloe Vera Plant



References
Culbreth, D.M.R. A Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology. Reprinted by Eclectic Med Publications: Portland, OR, 1983.

Elingwood, F. American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy. Eclectic Med Publications, Portland, OR, l983.

Hyde, F.F. British Herbal Pharmacopoeia. British Herbal Medicine Assoc: West Yorks, England, 1983