Rhubarb is native to Asia and one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in traditional Chinese medicine. It is used to treat fever, promote weight loss and to improve blood circulation and digestion.
Further, it has antibacterial activity against E.coli and Helicobacter pylori, which cause stomach ulcers. It does this by destroying the bacterial cell wall structure and changing the permeability of the cell membrane.
Rhubarb also has immune enhancing properties, which is linked to its ability to regulate gastrointestinal function. It can regulate and improve the immune function of the intestine by increasing the expression of antibodies to restore balance.
Bitter, sour, cooling, drying
Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antivirus, and immune supportive
Constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn, stomach pain.
Rhubarb root is used in our Essiac Tea