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Botanical Name(s): Rheum Emodi
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Rheum
Species: R. rhabarbarum
Popular Name(s): Himalayan Rhubarb, Indian Rhubarb, Thuzna, Revat Chinni
Parts Used: Seeds
Habitat: Grown throughout the valleys in Himalayan region at altitude of 3200m -5200m.

Rhubarb is a group of herbaceous perennial plants that grow from thick short rhizomes, comprising the genus Rheum. The large, somewhat triangular leaf blades are elevated on long, fleshy petioles. The flowers are small, greenish-white, and borne in large compound leafy inflorescences. Though the leaves of rhubarb are toxic, the plant, especially its stalk, has medicinal uses. In the past, the tender stick of rhubarb (dipped in sugar) comprised of an affordable sweet for children in parts of United Kingdom and Sweden. Rhubarb is still consumed in this way in Western Norway.

Uses & Benefits of Rhubarb