Rhubarb is a plant originating in Tibet, now cultivated in Europe. Rhubarb contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals that increase the immunity of the body. In addition, it has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties.
The plant contains minerals – calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, zinc -, vitamins C, K, fibers, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, antioxidants. In addition, it is an excellent tonic for the body, it lowers blood pressure, reduces bad cholesterol – LDL.
Here are the therapeutic benefits of the plant:
- It has antibacterial properties and helps combat the disease caused by Staphylococcus aureus.
- It is also ideal for indigestion because it contains much fiber.
- Contains vitamin K and is therefore helpful in treating kidney problems. Vitamin K also reduces body resistance to insulin and is thought to prevent type 2 diabetes.
- Rhubarb is also an important source of lutein, a natural compound with a number of benefits to the human body. Lutein-rich foods improve the health of the skin and eyes.
- It has a detoxifying effect on the liver, being useful in case of hepatitis, but also other liver or biliary disorders.
- Reface the body of a person who has anemia.
- It is also an important source of calcium, which is essential for strong bones and teeth.
- Being poor in salt and saturated fat, it is good for preventing heart disease.
- Lycopene and anthocyanins are antioxidants found in rhubarb and about which studies say they could prevent cancer.
- It is a very good natural laxative. With her help, constipation is treated very quickly, explaining the large fiber content of the plant. But diarrhea or abdominal pain can be ameliorated with it.
Careful! Only the stems and roots are healthy, the leaves are not good for consumption. They contain toxic substances for the human body. In particular, the leaves contain oxalates, substances that can cause poisoning, kidney or urinary calculus and therefore they do not consume them in any way. Also, patients who have gout have to ask before they use rhubarb if they are allowed.