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View in Spanish: Ruibarbo

Rhubarb (ROO-barb)
The root of this plant has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects. The scientific name is or . Also called Chinese rhubarb, da-huang, Indian rhubarb, and Turkish rhubarb.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.