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Herbology

 
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Rhubarb

Herb name (Chinese): 大黄
Herb name (Pin Yin): dà huáng
Herb name (English): Rhubarb
Herb name (Botanical): Radix et Rhizoma Rhei
Origin of species: Rheum palmatum L. Rheum tanguticum Maxim. ex Balf. Rheum officinale Baill.
Part(s) of herb used: Root and rhizome
Geo-specific habitat(s): Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan
Taste(s) & Properties: • Bitter
• Cold
• Administrates the Spleen, Stomach, Large Intestine, Liver and Pericardium Meridians
Action(s): • Eases symptoms related to severe constipation
• Eases inflammatory conditions such as external skin rashes, carbuncles, scalds or burns, sore throats or painful eyes
• Relieves menstrual pain or pain experienced after delivery by removing blood stasis
• Eases symptoms of jaundice and painful urination