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Turkey rhubarb

Turkey rhubarb

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Rheum
Species: R. palmatum
Binomial name
Rheum palmatum

Turkey rhubarb is a plant, Rheum palmatum of the family Polygonaceae, also known as Chinese rhubarb and East Indian rhubarb.[1] Closely related to the garden Rhubarb, Rheum rhaponticum, it has a similar purgative effect upon the human body.

Turkey rhubarb is cited in the Yorkshire Fed. of Women's Institutes cookbook Through Yorkshire's kitchen door (31st ed. 3rd impression June 1958) (page 192) as part of a cure for indigestion: full recipe half oz. turkey rhubarb, half oz ground ginger, half oz bicarb. of soda, one oz magnesia: mix well together, dose half teaspoonful in a little water before each meal.  

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