What other names is Rhubarb known by?
Chinese Rhubarb, Da Huang, Garden Rhubarb, Himalayan Rhubarb, Indian Rhubarb, Medicinal Rhubarb, Radix et Rhizoma Rhei, Rewandchini, Rhei, Rhei Radix, Rheum australe, Rheum emodi, Rheum hybridum, Rheum officinale, Rheum palmatum, Rheum rhabarbarum, Rheum tanguticum, Rheum x cultorum, Rhubarbe, Rhubarbe de Chine, Rhubarbe Indienne, Rhubarbe Médicinale, Rhubarbe Palmée, Rhubarbe Potagère, Rhubarbe Turque, Ruibarbo, Tai Huang, Turkey Rhubarb.
What is Rhubarb?
Rhubarb is a plant. The root and rhizome (underground stem) are used to make medicine.
Possibly Effective for...
- Cold sores, in combination with sage (Salvia officinalis).
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Indigestion, stomach inflammation, hemorrhoids, constipation, diarrhea, or bleeding from the stomach and colon (bowels), and other conditions.
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