Rheum palmatum, commonly called Chinese rhubarb, is a rhizomatous perennial with a large rootstock and thick leafstalks. It typically grows to 6-10' tall. It is native to China and Tibet.
Chinese rhubarb is primarily grown as an ornamental for enjoyment of its huge rounded leaves and feathery plumes of summer flowers and/or a medicinal plant.
The roots are used in Chinese medicine for treatment of a variety of medical conditions including constipation, diarrhea, peptic ulcers, immunosuppression, high blood pressure and cancer.
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