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Buckthorn, especially its bark, is known to increase bowel movements in animals and people. The bark of the largest buckthorn, Rhamnus purshiana, is often called cascara sagrada or chitticum bark. The berries, harvested when fully ripe, may increase urine production or cause violent laxative properties.
Dahurian buckthorn is native to Asia, from China to Siberia to Japan. In China, the bark and fruit are used to make a yellow dye, and oil extracted from the seeds is used as a lubricant. It is not as common or widespread as other exotic buckthorns in North America, but was planted widely as a windbreak in the plains.