Rheum emodi Wall. ex Meissn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Rheum emodi Wall. ex Meissn.belongs to Polygonaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Dehn al-Rawind, Rewand Farnasawi.
The English Names for this herb are Rheum, Rhubarb.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Bekh Rebas, Rewand Chini, Tursak.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Astringent
  • Deobstruent
  • Diuretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Laxative
  • Liver Tonic
  • Purgative
  • Stimulant
  • Stomachic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Rhizomes of Rheum emodi Wall. ex Meissn. are Cough, Biliousness, Gout, Jaundice, Bruises, Coryza, Intestinal Debility, Pain, Ringworm, Freckles, Loss of Appetite, Dysentery, Piles, Dyspepsia, Asthma, Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Dropsy, Flatulence, Chronic Ulcers, Chronic Bronchitis, Stomach Debility, Inflammations, Liver Inflammation, Quartan Fever, Frequent Motions, Moles, Constipation (Children), Spleen Inflammation, Chronic Fever, Haemoptysis, Naevus, Spots, Anaemic females, Sore Eyes.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Rheum emodi Wall. ex Meissn..


    The Temperament of Rhizomes of Rheum emodi Wall. ex Meissn. is Compound temperament.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    HAMDARD DINARHamdard laboratories Waqf Bangladesh
    ITRIFAL MULAYYINHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MIFTAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    QURS MULAYYINHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    SHARBAT DINARHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    ShefaHamdard laboratories Waqf Bangladesh
    ZOBANIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Rheum emodi Wall. ex Meissn. is used in the preparation of Dawa ul-Kurkam, Hab Lub al-Khashkhash, Hab Shabyar, Hab Shafa, Hab Yarqan, Itrifal Mulayyin, Jawarish Khuzi, Ma'jun Chobgazwali, Ma'jun Maurawweh ul-Arwah, Ma'jun Talkh, Qurs Didan, Qurs Mulayyin, Qurs Zarishk, Roghan Aqrab, Safi, Safuf Andari Julab, Safuf Chob Gazwala, Safuf Suzak, Sherbet Dinar, Tiryaq-e-Masana compounds.


    Whole HerbN/A
    Rhizomes1.500g - 2.000gN/A
    Rhubarb (dry) Extract120.000mg - 500.000mgN/A
    Rhubarb (liq) Extract0.600ml - 2.000mlN/A
    Rhubarb Infusion2.000ml - 4.000mlN/A
    Rhubarb mixture10.000ml - 20.000mlN/A

    Herb's Description

    Rheum emodi Wall. ex Meissn.. A stout herb, 1.5-3 m in height. Radical leaves fong-petioled, very large, often 60 cm in diameter, orbicular or broadly ovate, cordate. Flowers small, dark purple or pale-red, in tall axillary panicles(173). Roots very stout. Drug Rhubarb comprises round or flat pieces, shape cylindrical, surface smooth, firm, non-shrunken and bright yellow. Fracture is irregular and granular.

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Australia, Denmark, England, France, Greece, India, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan, Spain, Sweden.
    Odor: The odor of Rhizomes of Rheum emodi Wall. ex Meissn. is Unpleasant,Pungent
    Rhizomes: Sharp Bitter


    No information regarding Rheum emodi Wall. ex Meissn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Rheum emodi Wall. ex Meissn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Rheum emodi Wall. ex Meissn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Contra-indicated in weak and feeble indivisuals,particularly children and old age.Constant use can cause decreased sensitivity of the intestinal mucosa,abdominal colic,flatulence,watery diarrhoea,weight loss etc.Should not be given to patients already suffering from or having symptoms of appendicitis,severe intestinal obstructions or abdominal pain of unknown etiology or to patients with tendency to gout,rheumatism,epilepsy or any uric acid disease.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Rheum emodi Wall. ex Meissn.. (work in progress)