Da Huang - Rhubarb Root

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Da Huang

Rhei root

Also Known As:
Chinese Rhubarb, Da Huang, Garden Rhubarb, Himalayan Rhubarb, Indian Rhubarb, Medicinal Rhubarb, Rhei, Rhei radix, Turkey Rhubarb. Rheum officinale; Rheum palmatum; Rheum tanguticum; Rheum australe, synonym Rheum emodi; Rheum x cultorum, synonym Rheum rhabarbarum.
Family: Polygonaceae.

 

 

 

 

Da Huang Properties: BITTER - COLD Dosage: 3 12g. RAW = PURGING

Rhubarb Meridian: HEART, LARGE INTETINE, LIVER, STOMACH

Root

-purge accumulations, clear heat from blood, invigorates blood

-drain heat/damp Yang jaundice

-topically for burns, hot skin, skin lesions (combine with Shi Gao)

 

 

Also Used For:

Orally, Da Huang / Rhubarb is used for constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia, gastritis, preparation for gastrointestinal diagnostic procedures after recto-anal surgery, for bowel movement relief when anal fissures are present, and for hemorrhoids.
For food uses, rhubarb stems are edible. Rhubarb is also used as a flavoring agent.

 

 

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Reference:

Benskey & Gamble 1986, Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, Seattle Washington, Eastland

 

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