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Rhubarb Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
English Name
Botanical Name
Rheum Palmatum
Hindi Name
Amla Vetasa
Chinese Name
Da Huang, Zhang Ye Da Huang
Homeopathic Name
Rheum Palmatum   -   Mother Tincture

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Rhubarb Cures


Action of Rhubarb

Most Effective

Nutrients in Rhubarb

Nature of


Parts Used

Stem, Roots, Rhizome

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Rhubarb

It may cause Stomach Ache, Diarrhea, Nausea.
Regular use may lead to Muscular Cramp, Bone Pains, Arrhythmia.
Avoid usage during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
Avoid in case of Stomach and Spleen deficiency due to Cold.
Do not use in case of Blood Deficiency.
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Rhubarb is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a temperate, subtropical climate.
It grows up to 3 M.
Best used for Digestive Disorders.

In TCM :
Rhubarb Root and Rhizome : Da Huang
Prepared Rhubarb Root and Rhizome : Zhi Da Huang

Meridians Associated : Liver, Stomach, Large Intestine and Heart.
Cancer Treatment : Useful in treating Colon Cancer, Blood Cancer, Ovarian Cancer.

Rheum Tanguticum, Rheum Rhabarbarum, Rheum Officinale are closely related species and sometimes considered under the same name DA HUANG .

Rhubarb and Sodium Sulfate may be used together for a strong Purgative effect.


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Materia Medica for Rhubarb

Rhubarb General

Rhubarb is beneficial in digestive complaints involving Constipation, Diarrhea, Acid Reflux and Stomach Pain.
It is used to counteract Hemorrhoids.
Rhubarb reduces the High Cholesterol level.
It resolves the various Kidney Disease.
It helps to lower the High Blood Pressure during Pregnancy.
It is useful in reducing the body weight and cures Obesity.
It treats Liver Diseases and Gallbladder Diseases.
It relieves pain from Swelling and Inflammation.
It is an aid for Menstrual Disorders. It also provides relief from pain associated with Mensuration
It soothes the Wounds, Boils, and Burns.
It is used as a mouthwash for Canker Sores.
It is an effective herb for Urinary Problems and helps in easy passing of urine.
It burns the unwanted fats and treats Obesity.
It is a good remedy for Poor Appetite.

Caution: Consult a doctor before consuming it.
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Single Herb

Rhubarb ( Amla Vetasa ) for Indigestion

Soak the rootstock of Rhubarb ( Amla Vetasa ) in some cold water for 9-10 hours.
Take One tablespoon just before meals.

Rhubarb ( Amla Vetasa ) as a Laxative

Soak the rootstock in cold water for a day. Take One tablespoon twice a day.

Rhubarb for high creatinine

Rhubarb is detoxicant in nature. It eliminates the metabolic waste out of the Body.
Take 2 small stalks of Rhubarb and boil them in water. Strain and drink this tea twice in a day.
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Mix the following dry, powdered herbs and store in a jar:-
Burdock Root : 6 parts
Sheep Sorrel : 4 parts
Slippery Elm Bark : 1 part
Rhubarb Root : 1 teaspoon.
Prepare a decoction. Take one teaspoon at a time. Boil in two cups water till water remains half. Leave on hot plate overnight. Strain through a coarse strainer. Consume cold either early morning or late at night.
The tea will help in :-
Better health
Better elimination
Increased appetite
Improved immunity
Add the following herbs to the above Mixture
Kelp : 2 parts
Red Clover : 1 part
Blessed Thistle : 1 part
Watercress : 0.4 parts
The method remains the same.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 7

Prepare a decoction of Sodium Sulphate and Rhubarb. Use it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Water Retention 2

Make powder of roasted Euphorbia, Rhubarb root and Sodium Sulphate. Take twice a day.
Caution :
Excess use may cause toxicity.

Herbal Treatment For Cough 10

Ground Areca Nut seed, Ipomoea Nil seed and Rhubarb root in to a powder. Make an infusion. Take it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Dysuria 1

Prepare a decoction of Stephania Tetrandra root, Rhubarb root and Descurainia Seed. Take it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Jaundice 4

Make a decoction of Rhubarb root, Water Plantain leaves, Gardenia fruit and Knotgrass leaves. Take it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 12

Take equal quantity of Bitter Orange, Magnolia and Rhubarb. Powder them together. Have half teaspoon with lukewarm water once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 21

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Constipation. These are used to clear Intestinal heat, moisten the Stool and promote Bowel movement.
Dong Quai
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule 3 times a day.
Queries on Rhubarb
SANDHYA SINGH ( India/ Uttar Pradesh )
10 Feb 2017
How can I get ruhbarb.. I need for my mom she have cervix cancer in 2 b ||
Eugene Poston ( US/MA )
13 Oct 2017
Where can I order it in powder capsule or tincture.I’ve heard it may help with inflamed pancreas.
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