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Rhubarb has a long and proven history of herbal usage, its main effect being a positive and balancing effect upon the whole digestive system.
The root is anticholesterolemic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitumor, aperient, astringent, cholagogue, demulcent, diuretic, laxative, purgative, stomachic and tonic.
Small doses act as an astringent tonic to the digestive system, whilst larger doses act as a mild laxative.
The root is taken internally in the treatment of chronic constipation, diarrhoea, liver and gall bladder complaints, haemorrhoids, menstrual problems and skin eruptions due to an accumulation of toxins.
This remedy is not prescribed for pregnant or lactating women, nor for patients with intestinal obstruction.
Externally, the root is used in the treatment of burns.
A homeopathic remedy is prepared from the dried root. This is used especially in the treatment of diarrhoea in teething children.