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Gansu Strain Rhubarb
Rheum aff. officinale
Uses: Medicinal Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-8)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Moderate
(Da huang; Chinese rhubarb; Turkey rhubarb) The best medicinal rhubarb. Esteemed for 5000 years as a safe purgative. Action is brisk, healthy and non-constipating. Has marked anti-tumour properties and is one of 4 ingredients in the Essiac anti-cancer formula. The history of rhubarb has more than a fair share of intrigue and colourful characters. For centuries the true source and identity of medicinal rhubarb was concealed to protect traders supplying the European market. Even today in China the botanical identity of the crude drug sold in the herb markets is usually unclear.
-- GANSU STRAIN (R. aff. officinale) Our seeds come from a medicinal rhubarb farm in Gansu Province in Western China where traditionally some of the best medicinal rhubarb comes from. We think it is Rheum officinale, but a conclusive identification has not yet been made. Regardless of the botanical identity, this is in fact the right material for commercial rhubarb production.

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