Health tip # 49

Rhubarb stalks

Rhubarb  was initially cultivated for medicinal purposes in Ancient China way back in 2700 BC. Britain used these leaves in early 19th century with its popular adoption as an ingredient in desserts and wine making before they came to know that Rhubarb leaves are toxic and have no safe culinary use for humanity.

Is it poisonous? — Yes the Leaves are. It contains dangerously high levels of oxalic acid which can cause serious kidney damage. Health benefits are only from the Stalks. Focus only on the stalks of Rhubarb.

  • It is believed that one cup of cooked rhubarb contains as much calcium as a average cup of Milk. 
  • Rhubarb are rich in Vitamin K which plays a role in bone metabolism and helps prevent osteoporosis.
  • Rhubarb was found to reduce bad cholesterol, and since it is a low-calorie food choice, it sure can be a great addition to a weight loss diet. 
  • Applying rhubarb along with sage to herpes cold sores seems to improve healing.
  • Rhubarb roots are popular medicine for soothing stomach ailments and relieving constipation.

Side effects 

As they say anything over the limit is dangerous to human being. In case it is far danger than any other vegetable. It can aggravate kidney stones and effect pregnancy. 

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  1. Hmm…usually leaves are great on Heath benefits… but i guess one of the few leaves who is trouble…
    Great info….Chiru as usual,…but did u knw that we have you for saying to us what is good for us and what is not…
    The animals like goat, sheep and cows when left for grazing knows exactly what is good for them and what is not and completely avoids such plants…. Amazing isn’t it? How great our amazing Almighty is ….isn’t it?

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    1. Haan and this is so rare where we see leaves are poison…. whatever I can I m doing it from my side and that’s all becoz of inspiration from u guys…..
      that’s an awesome power god has given to animals.. they find it themselves what is good for them unlike humans who test other species….

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      1. Maybe I should stop rambling…
        (In explanation of the original comment: “Rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb” is a slang term for carrying on about what you perceive as nonsense. I don’t think you were, but since you were posting about rhubarbs, thought I’d make the joke.)

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