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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



Indian rhubarb  listen  (IN-dee-un 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 Chinese rhubarb, da-huang, rhubarb, and Turkish rhubarb.