Basic Botanical Data of Rhubarb Root.


Basic Botanical Data of Rhubarb Root.

Rheum palmatum Rheum tanguticum Chinese Rhubarb Da Huang  Order:Caryophyllales,(or Putales).
 Family:Polygonaceae(under Caryophyllales),or Polygonaceae(under Putales)
 Genus:Rheum(under Caryophyllales),orRheum(under Putales)
 Species:Rheum palmatum L.;Rheum.tanguticum Maxim.ex Balf.;Rheum.officinale Baill.(under Caryophyllales)or Rheum palmatum L.;Rheum.tanguticum Maxim.ex Balf.;Rheum.officinale Baill.(under Putales)
 Latin:Radix et Rhizoma Rhei
 English Name:Rhubarb Root
 Botanical Name:Rheum palmatum(also known as Rheum officinale and Rheum tanguticum )
 Botanical Source:Rheum palmatum L.(Zhang Ye Da Huang);Rheum.tanguticum Maxim.ex Balf.(Tang Gu Te Da Huang);Rheum.officinale Baill.(Yao Yong Da Huang)
 Common name:Chinese Rhubarb,Da Huang (Mandarin),East India Rhubarb,Rhubarb Root,Kui Ye Da Huang,Bei Da Huang,TianShui Da Huang.Jiang Jun,General.黄良,将军,火参,肤如,香结,锦纹,庄黄,雅黄,川军,生军,生川军,生大黄,生锦纹,西庄,西锦纹,西大黄,北大黄(掌叶大黄,唐古特大黄),南大黄(马蹄大黄),锦纹大黄。
 Medicinal Parts Used:Root and rhizome of Rheum palmatum and other species mentioned above,not the garden rhubarb.


 Rheum palmatum Rheum tanguticum Chinese Rhubarb Da HuangThe root and rhizome of Rheum palmatum L. (sorrel rhubarb), Rheum tanguticum Maxim. et Balf. (Tangut rhubarb) or Rheum officinale Baill. (medicinal rhubarb), a perennial herb, of the Polygonaceae family.

 Rhubarb refers to any of several species of the genus Rheum. Rhubarb is best adapted to the cooler parts of the temperate zones. The perennial grows to about 2 m by 0.8 m. It is in flower from June to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by wind. The plant requires well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.

 The plant's fleshy, tart, and highly acid leafstalks are used in pies, often with strawberries, in compotes and preserves, and sometimes as the base of a wine or an aperitif. The roots withstand cold well, although the tops are killed in autumn.

 Rheum palmatum Rheum tanguticum Chinese Rhubarb Da HuangThe rhubarb's leaves contain a toxic substance called oxalic acid and are usually not eaten, except in certain areas of the Himalayas, where they may be cooked and consumed.

 The species of this page is native to east Asia, and is grown in China. In China, the sorrel rhubarb (Rheum palmatum) and Tangut rhubarb (Rheum tanguticum) are called northern rhubarb and mainly produced in the provinces of Qinghai, Gansu,SiChuan,Tibetan etc., while medicinal rhubarb is called southern rhubarb and mainly produced in Sichuan,Hubei,Yunnan,Guizhou province.

 The herb is harvested when the stems and leaves wither at the end of autumn or when the sprouts come out the following spring. Fibrous roots are removed from the root, then peeled, cut into pieces and dried for use when raw or after being parched with wine, steamed with wine or charred.


  • 1.Rhubarb,More than laxative or astringent,Rhubarb Elixir and natural Anthraquinone source.

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  • Name:Rhubarb Root extract
  • Serie No:R058.
  • Specifications:Anthraquinone 10%UV
  • EINECS/ELINCS No.:290-249-3
  • CAS:90106-27-7
  • Chem/IUPAC Name:Rheum Palmatum Root Extract is an extract of the roots of the rhubarb,Rheum palmatum,Polygonaceae
  • Other Names:Radix et Rhizoma Rhei,Rheum palmatum,Rheum officinale,Da Huang.

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