And Their Medical Purposes

For medical reasons, rhubarb-roots are used as rhubarb-colon-cleanser or as a treatment for constipation.

Europe was first introduced to these roots during the 1700's. It had a very highly recognized value as a medical remedy for different ailments.

The Chinese used the roots to treat diarrhea. The native peoples of Tibet, Mongolia, and Siberia used them to treat for the same ailment as well as for colds and to induce vomiting.

The rhubarb-rhizomes from China are grown and aged for at least four years. At that time, they are dug from the ground and harvested, and the outside fibers are taken off.

The fibers are dried in the sun or in an oven. They are then crushed into a fine powder and stored.

Ingredients in the powder causes the colon to contract and cleanse itself. There is a two-fold result from this. By purging the bowel, the cause of the diarrhea is removed at the same time.

Not only is the colon cleansed, but the intestines are washed of any remaining bacterias. This cleansing is a result of the acids found in the rhizomes. The acids are known as "tannin acids" and work specifically on the intestines.

The colon is clear, but it is also being helped to contract on a regular basis. This eliminates being constipated.

Many people see the ground fibers as being useful in detoxifying the body of harmful bacterias, and many believe they act as a weight loss aid as well.

See this Video that explains the colon cleansing process.

Video of this nature is not intended as actual medical advice.

Always consult with your Physician first before taking any kind of medication using rhubarb-roots.

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In 2008 at the Fudan University in Shanghai, rhubarb was to be used in clinical trials involving patients of both genders, over the age of 18 and whom had suffered from stroke.

The Doctors there wanted to find out if rhubarb had any positive affects in reducing the onset of pneumonia, and also if rhubarb would improve recovery time after the stroke.

The dosages would begin within 72 hours of the stroke and last for a period of 2 weeks. As of July 2008, there were no results posted.

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