This is not in any way the fault of the company. I buy 90% of my herb supplements from them. I hear cascara sagrada is good to stimulate the gut without the laxative effect. I took this today after it having sat for 2 months since I was too scared to take it. I am having a sort of condition of half constipation half diarrhea by the way. I thought there will be no side effects but listen, it is 4:30am as I write this, I have puked out my entire stomach just now. But then had a diarrhea at the same time. It was awful. I don’t know what caused it but immediately as I took the pill in 5min I felt nauseous, thought its nothing and ignored it, and here I am an hour and a half later puking my stomach out. So please be careful. I don’t know what caused this as I only ate eggs and potatoes today which isn’t that special but even if it is the food or the capsule be careful.