Rhubarb is referred to as Chinese Rhubarb, Turkey Rhubarb, Da Huang and Ta Huang.
It is also known by its scientific term - Rheum Palmatum.
Rhubarb has long been around. It was however not certain as when it was first discovered,
although stories foretold have it that Rhubarbs have already been in existence as
early as the first century.
Rhubarb falls among the long list of herbs used by the Chinese doctors of the ancient
era. It has likewise been said to be in use as a therapeutic herb for some 2,000
years already making it among the few herbs deemed as ?medically beneficial? for
the longest time.
Rhubarb originates from Northwest China and Tibet, where it grows in abundance. In
Tibet, Rhubarb rhizomes are used as laxative. Modern day research however showed
that Rhubarb rhizomes as poisonous.
Rhubarb?s roots appear to have the highest regard as it contains herbal essence that
is described as an ideal laxative. Laxatives are used to clean not just the digestive
system. It also detoxifies unwanted toxins. It promotes a healthy colon, thus keeping
us away from falling into patients afflicted with colon cancer.
Medicinal components of the Rhubarb?s can be classified into two: tannins and anthraglycosides.
The tannins are basically astringents while anthraglycosides are considered as laxative.
Potency of the rhizomes on constipation and diarrhea varies on the dosage.
Rhubarb is also ornamental by nature. Its physical attributes apparently appeal to
most. It has red, tiny flowers and lobed leaves which are shaped and appears like
Rhubarbs are best described as effective relief of internal pains caused by constipation
or indigestion. It also keeps our colon and intestine clean - away from colon cancers,
which are normally detected after it has grown to malignant state. Colon cancer falls
among the top killers of men. It is also used as mouthwash and ointment treatment
for cuts, abrasions and burns.