NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,777 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (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 palmatumor Rheum officinale. Also called Chinese rhubarb, da-huang, Indian rhubarb, and Turkish rhubarb.