Bulk Rhubarb Root Cut & Sifted

Rheum officinalis
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[ 712 ]Rheum officinalis

Rhubarb Root Cut & Sifted

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Rhubarb is a vegetable in the buckwheat family, also known as the knotweed family of plants.

Although it’s a leafy green, the leaves are toxic due to the presence of oxalic acid. The stems, however, are cooked as a vegetable and made into pies. The roots, which contain stilbenoid antioxidant compounds similar to those found in grapes, are typically tinctured.

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approx approximate cups to one pound5
active compoundsTannins, Volatile oil, Anthraquinone, Stilbene
plant part usedroot
processingcut & sifted

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general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaSmall, woody chips without remarkable aroma.


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cosmeticDecoct in hot water or tincture for topical use for minor skin irritations.
culinaryMay be used to make teas and tonics. The root is frequently tinctured.
safetyDo not use during pregnancy. This herb is not intended for long-term use. Do not use this herb if you take Lasix (furosemide) because the laxative action promotes the risk of potassium depletion.

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rhubarb root

Very bitter and astringent tasting.

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cut & sifted
rhubarb root

Rheum palmatum is a broadleaf, rhizomatous vegetable also known as da huang, Chinese rhubarb and, in the United States, as wild rhubarb. The plant is naturally distributed throughout China, Tibet and parts of Europe as well.

For centuries, rhubarb root has held a prominent place in Chinese herbalism and is featured in many classic formulas today. At one time, the herb was a major item of trade along the Silk Road. Once China embraced free trade with the west, the root took on other common names that reference specific trade routes, such as Indian rhubarb, Turkey rhubarb and Russian rhubarb.

The potent astringent qualities of rhubarb root is owing to the roots tannin content. The herb also contains a number of anthranoid derivatives, most notably emodin and aloe-emedin.

Rhubarb root is used to produce teas and tonics, but is most often tinctured for internal and external use. The herb may also be ground into a powder for poultices and plasters, or for encapsulation as a dietary supplement.

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