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Rhubarb Root c/s, 1/4 oz

Rhubarb Root c/s, 1/4 oz


Rhubarb is a leafy green that is related to buckwheat and is considered both a vegetable and a fruit in the U.S. The leaf is generally discarded because it often contains unsafe levels of oxalic acid, but the pink-colored petiole, or stalk, is traditionally cooked in sugar as a pie filling. The rhubarb root, which contains emodin and other anthraquinones, is highly valued in Asian culture. Rhubarb root, referred to in China as da-Huang, is harvested from mature plants that are between five and ten years old. The root is then carefully dried for rhubarb root uses that include making tinctures and extracts. Where to get rhubarb roots for sale, wholesale? Our rhubarb roots for sale come in ¼ pound and full pound quantities.

Rhubarb is a vegetable in the buckwheat family, also known as the knotweed family of plants.

Although it’s a leafy green, the leaves are toxic due to the presence of oxalic acid. The stems, however, are cooked as a vegetable and made into pies. The roots, which contain stilbenoid antioxidant compounds similar to those found in grapes, are typically tinctured.


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