Rhubarb

Rheum rhabarbarum

Rhubarb is as various as life itself – some wants to add some sweetness with sugar, others just eat it as it is, without even a squint in their eyes. Remember the thirst from your childhood that only your grandma could quench with her sweet and sour homemade compote. She knew – rhubarb improves your mood as well as appetite! Born in the mountains of Tibet, Latvian rhubarb most commonly meets a mountain of sugar, because rhubarbs stem immersed in a pail of sugar is the first homemade childhood dessert. Rhubarb is an easy way to get a lot of necessary vitamins. It grows without any effort and gives not only one, but a lot of different vitamins! Earlier they were grown in the garden of pharmacies so that they could produce different kind of pharmaceuticals. But now we have a possibility to drink rhubarb juice and syrup all year round.

 

Rhubarb, that has absorbed the energy from earth, is grandmothers’ secret way of giving us all the necessary vitamins and positively impacts our organism:

  • positively improves mood

  • reduces thirst

  • prevents nausea

  •  improves appetite

  • improves gastric secretion

  • strengthen the gastro-intestinal tract

  •  improves liver activity

  • purifies blood

  • speeds up skin regeneration

  • extra positively impacts the cardiovascular system

  • improves urination

  •  increases resistance to infections

Regular use of rhubarb helps to avoid and/or recover from such diseases as:

  • heart failure

  • anemia

  • hemorrhoids

  • hepatitis

  • fever

  • liver, stomach and alimentary tract ailments

  • mild hypertension

  • pneumonia

  • tuberculosis

  • atherosclerosis

  • reduces digestive tract cancer risk

  • lowers sugar level in blood

  • prevents heart attacks and ischemic stroke development

It is not recommended to use too much rhubarb in case of:

  • stomach and kidney problems 

  • tendency to diarrhea

  • tendency to rheumatism and arthritis

  • pregnancy

 

 

Interesting facts about rhubarb:

  • Although we have used to rhubarb stems that are measured only in centimeters, this plant can grow up to 2-3 meters!

  • Rhubarb became particularly popular for human consumption in the 17th century, when sugar became an everyday commodity.

  • Rhubarb is also used for cleaning and polishing closets and seared pans. Nature friendly cleaner!

  • Using the rhubarb root decoction people with light hair can gain golden hair color!

  • Aluminum with Oxalic acid forms compounds that accumulate in the body. Do not prepare rhubarb in aluminum container!

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