I don’t know about you, but I’ve always enjoyed the tart sweetness of rhubarb pie. In fact, one of the first foods that I’ve eaten when I first came to America was rhubarb pie.
And somehow eating it feels like tasting a piece of heaven.
But apart from its exceptional flavor, rhubarb is a wonderful plant with incomparable health benefits – which is why during Ancient times it was even more expensive than saffron – now considered to be the world’s most expensive spice, (even more valuable than gold itself).
Ok, so now before telling you what makes this plant so special, I want to issue a highly important warning:
the stalk is the ONLY and safest thing you can consume from rhubarb.
Watch out for its leaves – consuming them can prove fatal.
Because they contain oxalates – which are dangerous toxins – eating them in large amounts can cause breathing difficulties and can lead to mouth and throat burns.
So now, let’s dive into the good stuff.
Rhubarb – The Ally of Digestion
For hundreds of years, rhubarb has been used in China as a traditional medicine cure.
Here is an ancient Chinese recipe for fighting constipation and stimulating digestion.
- 1 liter of water
- 3 stems of rhubarb cut into small pieces
- 1 cup of apple juice
- 1/4 of peeled lemon
Put all of the ingredients together in a pan and boil them for 20 minutes. Let it cool afterwards and add a spoonful of honey.
Take 3-4 tablespoons of this mixture, three times/day, between meals. And don’t forget to store it in a cool, dry place.
By the way, consuming rhubarb for a few days can also help you get rid of gastric ulcer. That’s because the fresh cold rhubarb helps balance stomach acids and regulate digestion. Try it for a week and see how you feel.
Say Goodbye to Toothaches
In China, the rhubarb root is still used as a cure for toothaches because it contains six analgesic substances nonetheless.
So here’s what you need to do to stop toothaches from tormenting you:
Chop two rhubarb stalks into small pieces and fry them for a couple of minutes. Then store them in alcohol. And you’ve just made rhubarb tincture in a few easy steps.
Let the stalks really soak in alcohol for a night before starting using the tincture the next day.
Now, whenever you’re in pain, just soak a cotton swab in this tincture and press it against the painful tooth for five minutes.
Strong Fighter Against Uterine Cervical Cancer
Boil one liter of red wine and then pour it in a pan containing 30 g of rhubarb root. Then let it simmer for another 10-15 minutes.
Afterwards use a strainer to remove the rhubarb from the decoction.
Consume100 ml daily, in the evening, half an hour before meals.
Other Amazing Health Boosting Properties of Rhubarb
Rubharb reduces blood pressure and is also beneficial for menopausal women.
It also has antibacterial properties and helps inhibit the disease caused by staphylococcus aureus.
It also helps reduce cholesterol and has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties.
Rubharb also reduces the inflammation of the liver, making it ideal for people suffering from hepatitis.
It is also an important source of calcium – essential for strong bones and teeth.
So what do you think about the healing properties that rhubarb possesses?
Were you aware of them?
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To your health!