Bulk Turkey Rhubarb Root Powder, Organic

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Turkey Rhubarb Root Powder, Organic

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Turkey rhubarb is large, lobe-leafed plant native to Asia. Although it is a different species than the common garden variety of rhubarb, its leaves also contain oxalic acid and pose a risk of toxicity if ingested.

Similarly, like its North American cousin, Turkey rhubarb is harvested for its root to make infusions, tinctures and poultices. Powdered turkey rhubarb root is usually encapsulated as a dietary supplement

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approximate cups to one pound4
originunited states & china
active compoundsFlavone, Gallic acid, Glucogallin, Palmidine, Pectin, Phytosterol, Rutin, starch, and Tannins, Anthraquinones, Chrysophanol, Physcion, Sennidine, Rheidine, Tetrarin, Catechin, Pectin.
plant part usedroot

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in a sealed container away from high light, heat and humidity.
appearance & aromaPowdery without significant aroma.


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cosmeticMix with water to make a plaster for boils, carbuncles and other common skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus.
culinaryPowdered Turkey rhubarb is encapsulated as a dietary supplement. May also be tinctured or taken as tea.

flavor profile

organic, powdered
turkey rhubarb root

When prepared as tea, flavor is enhanced when combined with ginger, peppermint or other aromatic herbs.

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turkey rhubarb root

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organic, powdered
turkey rhubarb root

Turkey rhubarb, also known as Chinese rhubarb and Da Huang, is a flowering, herbaceous perennial native to the mountainous regions of western China. Like its North American cousin, the plant produces thick stalks from a large rhizome.

For more than 2,000 years, the roots of the plant have been used in China as a purgative and choleretic. In the west, the powdered herb is usually taken in supplement form to counter irregularity, although it can be prepared as a tea or tonic. Powdered Turkey rhubarb is also used topically for various skin conditions, often in combination with other powdered herbs like Oregon grape, licorice or goldenseal root.

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