Chinese rhubarb

Rheum palmatum Strong laxative

Chinese rhubarb root is a strong laxative with a potent content of anthraquinone glycosides. In traditional Chinese medicine it is prescribed for constipation and is considered to promote bile secretion, improve appetite and act as a liver and gallbladder tonic.

* DOS \(,I. Boil V.oz. (20 g) dried or 1'A oz. (40 g] fresh Chinese rhubarb rhizome in 3 cups (750 ml) water. Simmer until reduced to 2 cups (500 ml). Take '/. to 7j cup (50 to 100 ml) of the decoction with your evening meal.

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