JustIngredients Rhubarb Root
JustIngredients Rhubarb Root
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    China/ Eastern Europe

Rhubarb Root

Product Code: 09RH

Availability: In stock

Size Price Price/kg Points Qty
£6.89 £8.27
£12.36 £14.83
£22.03 £26.44
£385.44 £462.53

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Must be infused in boiling water prior to consumption.

See product specification for further details.


Product: Rhubarb Root

Latin Name: Rheum officinale

Plant Family: Polygonaceae

Description: Our rhubarb root is also known as Chinese rhubarb and should not be confused with garden rhubarb (Rheum rhaponticum); it’s an herbaceous perennial herb native to China and Tibet, now cultivated in many countries in the western world which grows to a height of 2-3 metres. The leaves are palmate and deeply indented and jagged, deep green in colour on the upper surface, paler green below 30-60cm in diameter. Stems are stout, ridged and hollow, the inflorescences form terminal panicles composed of pedicels of small white to greenish-white flowers which are hermaphrodite. The rhizome is fleshy and spreading with fibrous ends and reddish brown in colour.

Brief History: The Chinese used rhubarb root as a medicine as far back as 114 B.C., In the 1st century A.D. Dioscorides and Pliny wrote of rhubarbs use for treating cramps, convulsions, wounds and bruises.  By the 18th century in Europe rhubarb was being used as a laxative by the herbalists of the day. Culpeper says ‘it is a mild purgative, and also a mild astringent. It strengthens the intestines and generally leaves the belly costive, for which reason it is preferred to other purgatives’.


For ingredient and allergen information, please see the product specification, available to download from the technical tab


Uses: No non-medicinal uses for this herb are known

Shelf Life

Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.

Technical Information

Product Specification

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Allergen Statement

JustIngredients Limited supplies a range of products that are internationally sourced from approved suppliers. Information is gathered from all suppliers to enhance knowledge of the product and supplier handling procedures.

The following products which are or contain allergens may be handled by approved suppliers on behalf of JustIngredients Limited; Cereals containing gluten (wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut and their hybrid strains), Peanuts, Soybeans, Nuts, Celery, Mustard, Milk and dairy products, Sesame seeds, Products containing sulphur dioxide and sulphites at concentrations of more than 10mg/kg or 10mg/litre expressed as sulphur dioxide.

Handling procedures are in place to reduce the likelihood of allergens being present, however no guarantees are given that our ingredients are totally free of traces in the products supplied. If in doubt, please email technical@justingredients.co.uk.

Delivery Information

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Bulk items (goods over 1kg in weight) and non bulk items (goods 1kg or below in weight) are delivered separately.

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