Chinese rhubarb

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Noun1.Chinese rhubarb - long used for laxative properties
rhubarb plant, rhubarb - plants having long green or reddish acidic leafstalks growing in basal clumps; stems (and only the stems) are edible when cooked; leaves are poisonous
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The author's preliminary study suggested that Dahuang ( rheum officinale ) had a good protective effect on rat intestinal mucosal barrier in burns, hemorrhagic and LPS-induced shock by increasing blood perfusion of the gastrointestinal mucosa, scavenging free oxygen radicals (reactive oxygen species) in tissues and preventing translocation of intestinal bacteria and endotoxins.
Preparative isolation and purification of hydroxyanthraquinones from Rheum officinale Baill by high-speed counter-current chromatography using pH-modulated stepwise elution.