Rhubarb Root

gluten free rhubarb root

The rhubarb root is an important herbal medicine that is traditionally used in Asian and Ayurvedic medicine to treat constipation and various gastrointestinal diseases including infections as well as colon and pancreatic cancer.

It is known to contain bioactive components including anthraquinones, dianthrones, stilbenes, anthocyanins, flavonoids, tannins, organic acids, and chromones. The main bioactive constituents of rhubarb root are anthraquinone derivatives that can inhibit cellular proliferation, induce apoptosis, and prevent metastasis. In addition, rhubarb root extract exhibits nephroprotective, anti-diabetic and lipid-lowering properties.   


Potential side effects:

  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss

Potential drug interactions:

  • Have not been reported

Relative contraindications:

  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Severe malnutrition
  • Chronic anticoagulation therapy

Contents: 100 VCaps


Dosage Information:

The daily dose of rhubarb root varies between 500 mg to 2000 mg. The dose is adjusted to the desired bowel activity. Rhubarb root is typically taken before bedtime. 


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Selected references:

 Lee MS, Sohn CB.  Anti-diabetic properties of chrysophanol and its glucoside from rhubarb rhizome. Biol Pharm Bull. 2008 Nov;31(11):2154-7.


Ngoc TM, Hung TM, Thuong PT, Na M, Kim H, Ha do T, Min BS, Minh PT, Bae K.  Inhibition of human low density lipoprotein and high density lipoprotein oxidation by oligostilbenes from rhubarb.  Biol Pharm Bull. 2008 Sep;31(9):1809-12.


Wang Z, Wang G, Xu H, Wang P.  [Anti-herpes virus action of ethanol-extract from the root and rhizome of Rheum officinale Baill]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 1996 Jun;21(6):364-6.


 Yu M, Luo YL, Zheng JW, Ding YH, Li W, Zheng TZ, Qu SY.  Effects of rhubarb on isolated gastric muscle strips of guinea pigs. World J Gastroenterol. 2005 May 7;11(17):2670-3.


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