Himalayan Rhubarb Roots Powder
Hindi Name – Revand chini Powder
Latin – Rheum emodi
Dosage : 0.2 – 1.0g a day
1g has Lexative effect –
3g Purgative effect
Origin : India
Parts used : Roots
Other Names : Indian rhubarb, Gilgiti rhubarb, Small Himalayan rhubarb, Archa, Archu, Atis, Ladakirevanda-chini, Reucini, Revanci, Virecaka, Vayaphala badabada, Rabarb, Ruparp, Amlavetasa, Amlaparni, Pitamuuli, Gandhini Revatika, Gandhini, Chukri, Revalchinikattai, Nattirevaichini, Pumbehakh, Nattu-revalchini, Chuchi, Tukshu, Motininai, Rhubarb de Perse, Rhabarber, Emodi-Rhabarber.
Ayurvedic Classification :
Rasa (taste on the tongue): Amla (Sour)
Guna (Pharmacological Action): Laghu (Light), Tikshna (Sharp), Ruksha (Dry)
Virya (Action): Ushna (Heating)
Vipaka (transformed state after digestion): Amla (Sour)
Doshas : Kapha-Vata Shamak – pacifies kapha, and vata, Pittavardhak – Increases pitta / bile
Actions : Dipan – promote appetite , Pachan – assist in digesting undigested food, but do not increase the appetite.
Anulomana – promote excretions, and favour discharge.
Bhedan – drastic purgative.
Shvas har – gives releif in asthma.
Hikkahar Gives releif in Hiccups.
Hridyottejak – Stimulates heart.
Mutrala – promote the secretion of urine.
Virechak – causes bowel.
Medicinal Properties : Antipyretic, Astringent, Anthelmintic, Alterative, Cathartic, , Hemostatic, Laxative, Purgative, Stomachic
Emmenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow).
Precautions : Avoid use in chronic diarrhea. Avoid if you Gout or Rheumatism, for Uric acid , Renal or Gall bladder stones. Do not use during Pregnancy. Do not use it for Long term. It gives deep tinge to Urine.