Bulk Turkey Rhubarb Root Powder

Rheum palmatum

Turkey rhubarb root powder is milled from Rheum officinale, a plant in the buckwheat family native to China. While the leaves of the plant are potentially toxic die to a high concentration of oxalates, the root is one of the most widely used herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine to support digestive health. The powder also lends astringent qualities to topical formulations.

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active compoundsAnthraquinones, glucogallin, gallic acid, catechol, epicatechin-gallate, rutin, vitamins A, B complex, C, calcium, chlorine, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, zinc.
plant part usedroot

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general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in a sealed container away from high light, heat and humidity.
appearance & aromaYellowish-brown powder with a pungent aroma.
flavor profileTurkey rhubarb root powder is not usually used for culinary purposes because of its bitter flavor. However, it can be tprepared as tea, alone or in combination with other bitter herbs.


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cosmeticInfuse turkey rhubarb root powder in oil for use in making soaps, salves, ointments, lotions and creams, or in alcohol to produce facial tones. The powder can also be mixed with water for form a paste for topical use.
wellnessEncapsulate turkey rhubarb root powder as a dietary supplement. The powder may also be tinctured.
safetyTurkey rhubarb root powder is safe for most people, but it should not be taken in large doses are longer than a few weeks. Long-term use may lead to potassium deficiency and bone loss. This herb should not ne used if there is a history of kidney stones or kidney disease, liver disorders, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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