Turkey Rhubarb Root Cut & Sifted, Organic

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ETA: 8/21/2022
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Turkey rhubarb, also known as Indian rhubarb, Chinese rhubarb and da huang, is a different species of rhubarb than the one you might be accustomed to eating in a pie. As some of its common names imply, this larger variety is native to China, where it has been used for centuries. Turkey rhubarb is also widely cultivated elsewhere for its root, which contains a number of tannins, flavonoids and anthraquinone compounds, including aloe-emodin.

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approximate cups to one pound3
originunited states
active compoundsFlavone, Gallic acid, Glucogallin, Palmidine, Pectin, Phytosterol, Rutin, starch, and Tannins, Anthraquinones, Chrysophanol, Physcion, Sennidine, Rheidine, Tetrarin, Catechin, Pectin.
plant part usedroot
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaWoody without significant aroma.


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cosmeticInfuse in alcohol or witch hazel to make topical ointments and liniments.
decorativeThe wood-like pieces of root lend a rustic appeal to herbal displays.
culinaryMay be prepared as tea, alone or in combination with other herbs.
safetyDo not use during pregnancy or while nursing. This herb is not recommended for people with a history of arthritis or gout.

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turkey rhubarb root

Bitter due to anthraquinone compounds.

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what else you should know

organic, cut & sifted
turkey rhubarb root

Turkey rhubarb is an Asian relative of the spring vegetable most Americans are familiar with. Like common garden rhubarb, the leaves of this species also contain oxalic acid, which makes them potentially toxic.

The root, however, has been harvested for more than four millennia. Native to northwest China and Tibet, its cultivation and use spread throughout India, where the herb is considered significant in Ayurveda. Turkey rhubarb was established in Europe during the Renaissance period, proceeding into Asia Minor. As European settlers traveled to America and continued westward, they included the highly valued Turkey rhubarb rootstock among their limited supplies to ensure their survival.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.