Turkey rhubarb (Rheum palmatum) Non-Native

Turkey rhubarb (Rheum palmatum)

Parts used: root

Medicinal uses: Small amounts of the root were used to treat diarrhea due to the tannin content. If constipation was an issue then larger amounts were used.

Cautions: In cases of intestinal obstruction, abdominal pain of unknown origin, or any inflammation of the intestines this plant is contraindicated. Persons with a history or tendency of kidney stones or inflammation or gallstones. Not recommended for children under 12 years of age (www.mothereartherbs.com).

Turkey rhubarb Rheum palmatum

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