Rhubarb root eases stomach pains and stimulates appetite

Turkey rhubarb root for stomach pain and ulcers

Rhubarb root eases stomach pains and stimulates appetite and some believe its name is from the Greek word "rheo" which means "to flow" referring to the purgative properties of this plant. It grows in the Himalayas, and can also be found in India, Bhutan, Tibet, Russia, and Turkey.

Turkey rhubarb root contains flavones, gallic acid, glucogallin, palmidine, pectin, phytosterol, rutin, starch, tannins, anthraglycosides, volatile oils, calcium oxalate, fatty acids, anthraquinones, chrysophanol, physcion, sennidine, rheidine, tetrarin, and catechin.

Turkey Rhubarb has both astringent and cathartic properties. Other pharmacological properties include anti-tumor, antibacterial, antimicrobial, hypotensive and anti inflammatory. Treatments include constipation, chronic diarrhea, cirrhosis of the liver, inflammation of intestines, bleeding ulcers, thermal burns, jaundice, kidney stones, gout, headache, delirium, edema, abdominal pain, sores and cancers, and it helps with disorders of the colon, spleen, and liver, and to promote healing of duodenal ulcers.