Chinese Rhubarb, Turkish Rhubarb Rheum palmatum
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Chinese Rhubarb, Turkish Rhubarb
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One of 4 ingredients in trusted Native American cancer treatment.
In Stock: 0.22 lb
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Sow in trays, pots, etc. or good compost to maintain an optimum temperature of 60-65F (15-18C). Sow 1/8" deep. Seed germinates usually within 30 days. Keep seed compost moist, but not saturated. Lower the temperature after germination.
In a Nutshell:
* Rheum palmatum , known as Turkey rhubarb , Chinese rhubarb , ornamental rhubarb , and East Indian rhubarb , is a plant in the family Polygonaceae . Closely related to the garden Rhubarb , Rheum rhaponticum , it has a similar purgative effect upon the human body . more...
* A dramatic plant with big dark green leaves, to 3', and tall flowering stalks in spring, with white or sometimes pink flowers, likes rich, moist soil, can be an attention-getting accent for the large border, a striking contrast to narrow-leaved plants such as iris and grasses, native to China.
* The plant is part of a North American formula called essiac which is a popular treatment for cancer. Its effectiveness has never been reliably proven or disproven since controlled studies have not been carried out. The other herbs included in the formula are Arctium lappa, Ulmus rubra and Rumex acetosella. more...