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Glossary: Indian rhubarb, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Indian rhubarb

(IN-dee-un ROO-barb)

The root of this plant has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects. The scientific name is Rheum palmatum or Rheum officinale. Also called Chinese rhubarb, da-huang, rhubarb, and Turkish rhubarb.

2003-08-24

2008-01-10