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Scientific Name: Rheum rhaponticum

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Rheum rhaponticum


  • Perennial
  • Leafy herb

Culinary Uses

  • Stems in pudding, tarts, jams and chutney

Parts Used

  • Only roots and stems

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Roots are used in powdered form
  • Avoid rhubarb if you have a tendency to gout or urinary irritation.
  • Mild purgative, astringent, stomachic, loosenes of the bowels

Other Uses

  • Rhubarb and chamomile recipe to bleach fair hair fairer
  • Cook rhubarb leaves in a kettle to remove deposits caused by hard water
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