Rhubarb Root Review

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Rhubarb root is an old medicinal therapy used to help people with gastrointestinal discomfort and problems. The root is dried and ground into a powder. Among the many effects of rhubarb root on the body are a diuretic and laxative effect. Some alternative experts claim these effects to be detoxifying. Rhubarb root is not a supplement to be taken over long periods as diuretics and laxatives can cause severe dehydration, addiction and death.

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Ground rhubarb root.

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Ground rhubarb root is typically taken mixed with tea or as a supplement. The powder is taken in very small doses for chronic constipation due to the laxative and diuretic effects. Laxatives, even those that are all natural, pull water from the body to push more bowel waste out. The combined diuretic effect of rhubarb powder suggests even more water will be pulled leaving the body dehydrated. Dehydration can lead to constipation, so taking rhubarb root may cause a cyclical effect. More rhubarb root is needed to continue having bowel movements and then constipation gets worse.

In addition to the laxative and diuretic effects of rhubarb root, some people report rhubarb root increases appetite when taken directly before a meal. Dieters often fight hunger when following a reduced calorie diet so taking a supplement that increases the appetite.

Rhubarb root is not typically found in weight loss supplements though colon cleansing supplements do include the ingredient. Several online websites list a home recipe for colon cleansing including rhubarb root, psyllium husks, licorice root, senna and angelica root. Other ingredients that can be used as a colon tonic include cascara sagrada, cayenne, Oregon grape, ginger and lobelia. It is not safe to create your own colon cleansing herbs as the dosage may be higher than the recommended amount.

Rhubarb extract can be purchased online for as little as $5 per liquid ounce.

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  • Rhubarb can help combat occasional constipation.


  • Diuretics are not a safe alternative to healthy weight loss.
  • Laxatives can be addictive and rhubarb root is a laxative.
  • Weight lost when taking rhubarb root is only temporary.
  • Colon cleansing tea recipes with rhubarb root may be dangerous.


Losing weight requires a healthy eating plan and exercise. Supplements can be taken to improve weight loss and sculpt lean muscle, but that does not include a natural laxative and diuretic. There are herbs that can be taken to ease stomach discomfort that do not have laxative effects, including ginger. We suggest choosing a weight loss supplement with a small amount of caffeine to boost heart rate and fat burn. There should also be at least one appetite suppressant to help dieter stick to that healthy eating plan.

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    Its quite hard to understand how to wash the rhubarb root is it possible to explain to me in a easy way and can a diabetic type2 person take it for constipation