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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


Chinese rhubarb  listen  (chy-NEEZ 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 Rheum palmatum or Rheum officinale. Also called da-huang, Indian rhubarb, rhubarb, and Turkish rhubarb.