Origin: Derived from the roots of the rhubarb plant
Also Known As: Rheum palmatum L.
Overview: Rhubarb is a plant that is used in traditional Chinese medicine. It contains various plant pigments, laxative phenolic compounds that stimulate bowel movements. It helps increase the fluid content and volume in the stool which eases constipation.
Rhubarb also contains anthraquinone compounds that have antibacterial properties. These are also known for killing cancer cells and preventing metastasis by blocking excessive cell division.
Meanwhile, stilbenes present in rhubarb help lower cholesterol levels, fight oxidative damage, and protect the liver.
- Healing canker sores
- Healing cold sores
- Alleviating menopause symptoms
- Reducing symptoms of pancreatitis
- Promoting weight loss
- Reducing cholesterol and hypertension
- Enhancing metabolic rate
- Preventing deep vein thrombosis