Rhubarb root is a perennial plant that is native to Asia and has been cultivated for thousands of years. It is known for its long, thin stalks with large, triangular leaves that are often used in cooking.
It is often used in traditional medicine for its digestive and laxative properties, and has been used to treat a variety of conditions such as constipation, indigestion, and sore throat. However, it is important to note that the medicinal use of rhubarb root has not been extensively studied and should be used with caution.
Botanical Name: Rheum palmatum
Also known as: Rheum officinale, Rheum palmatum, Rheum emodi, Rheum australe, Rheum tanguticum, Chinese Rhubarb, Rhubarbe de Chine, Indian Rhubarb, Rhubarbe Indienne, Himalayan Rhubarb, Garden Rhubarb, Medicinal Rhubarb, Rhubarbe Médicinale, Da Huang, Radix et Rhizoma Rhei, Rhei, Rhei Radix, Rewandchini, Rhubarb Palmée