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Rhubarb (Rheum Rhabarbarum) - Herbal Remedy for Constipation Disorders

Rhubarb, Rheum rhabarbarum
  • Botanical Name - Rheum rhabarbarum
  • Family Name - Polygonaceae
  • Other Name - East Indian Rhubarb, China Rhubarb

Uses of Rhubarb

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Jaundice
  • Gastro-intestinal
  • Hemorrhage
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Sores
  • Ulcers
  • Edema
  • Liver disorders

How to Use in Different Diseases?

  • The root is astringent, relieving irritation of the inner lining of the gut, thus reducing diarrhea.
  • The root powder is useful for constipation. The powder is taken one to two teaspoonfuls
    twice a day with water.
  • Rhubarb is a tonic and mild appetite stimulant and is a useful mouthwash for blight sore.
  • A decoction is useful for menstrual disorders. Take one to two teaspoonful twice a day.
  • The root is anti-bacterial.

Parts Used



  • Powder -3 to 6 gm
  • Decoction - 5 to 10ml
  • Tonic - 5 to 10ml


Powder, Decoction, Tonic

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