rhubarb, Chinese

rhubarb, Chinese,

n.pr Latin name:
Rheum palmatum; parts used: bark, roots (dried), substructure (dried); uses: antidiarrheal, laxative, detoxifier; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; patients with stomach blockage or bleeding, stomach pain, nausea; Crohn's disease, and appendicitis. Can cause nausea; diarrhea; stomach cramps; hematuria; albuminuria; imbalances in mineral, vitamin, and fluid intake. Also called
Himalayan rhubarb, medicinal rhubarb, rhei radix, rhei rhizoma, rubarbo, or
Turkish rhubarb.