rhubarb

Definition / meaning of rhubarb

The root of this plant has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects. The scientific name is Rheum palmatum or Rheum officinale. Also called Chinese rhubarb, da-huang, Indian rhubarb, and Turkish rhubarb.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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