Rhubarb — cold-resistant perennial plant of the family Polygonaceae with large leaves on thick, reddish stalks and large fleshy roots. Stem erect, up to 3 meters high, slightly branched. The Latin name "Raum" means "gripping".
Bioactive substances, contained in rhubarb, prevent the formation of cardiovascular diseases. The use of rhubarb stalks will strengthen the heart muscle, and cure heart failure will reduce the risk of stroke. Polyphenols prevent the development of cancer and benign tumors.
Folk medicine recommends the use of rhubarb as an astringent and anti-inflammatory agent, to normalize the digestive system, with catarrh of the stomach and dyspepsia. Also rhubarb you can use the plant as a General tonic for exhaustion, tuberculosis, and anemia.
The rhubarb contains large amounts of vitamin A, essential for development and bone growth, health of eyes, skin and mucous membranes. The content of iron and magnesium rhubarb is ahead of apples. These substances are responsible for healthy sleep and a strong nervous system. Magnesium helps to build lean muscle mass, so the plant is recommended for fans of strength training. Thanks succinic acid rhubarb is recommended to strengthen the heart muscle and eliminate hangover.