Rhubarb has been traditionally used for centuries as a laxative. Beyond this commonly known benefit rhubarb has other more remarkable health benefits worth knowing.
In 1987 a research team investigated extracts of 178 Chinese herbs for antibacterial activity against one of the major microorganisms in human intestinal flora. Only Rhubarb was found to have significant activity. Rhubarb is THE safe and effective gut detox herb. Extensive research also proves:
- Rhubarb contains high amounts of the following vitamins & minerals:
- Vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant required for normal growth and development
- Magnesium – which helps the body maintain normal muscle and nerve function
- Potassium – an important mineral for the functioning of cells, tissues, and organs
- Calcium – essential for healthy bones and teeth.
- Vitamin K which is used by the body to help blood clotting.
- Lutein which the body needs to maintain healthy skin and eyes and neutralizes free radicals
- Finally, rhubarb is low in saturated fat and sodium, very low in cholesterol yet it is high in fiber so is a good choice for those wanting to lose weight.
A fun fact on rhubarb. The very first ships leaving China in the late 1880s for England show the ship’s documents listed rhubarb root as a main cargo item. The British have always loved their Bitters.« Back to Ingredients Index