, the Rheum officinale Chinese rhubarb or  Tibetan rhubarb, is a  rhubarb from the family Polygonaceae native to China. 
Medicinal uses [ edit ]
Rheum officinale is used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is called yào yòng dà huáng ( Chinese: 药用大黄), and is also a component in the North American herbal remedy called Essiac tea.
In modern medicine,
R. officinale has been studied for the treatment of hepatitis B. However, a meta-analysis of published clinical trials concluded that the quality of existing studies was "poor", but further study of R. officinale in combination with interferon is "justified". 
See also [ edit ]
^ ". Rheum officinale" Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA . Retrieved . 20 October 2015
^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25 . Retrieved . 2014-10-17
^ ", Rheum officinale Baillon, Adansonia. 10: 246. 1871" Flora of China online, 5, 2004 , retrieved 7 July 2015
^ McCulloch, M; Broffman, M; Gao, J; Colford Jr, JM (2002). "Chinese Herbal Medicine and Interferon in the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized, Controlled Trials". American Journal of Public Health. 92 (10): 1619–28. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.92.10.1619. PMC 1447297 . PMID 12356611.
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