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RHEUM NOBILE

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Family ► Polygonaceae.

Habitat ► The Himalayas from Nepal to Bhutan at 3,900-4,800 m.

Folk ► Tehuka (Sikkim).

Action ► The roots resemble those of Rheum emodi, but are spongy and inert. Stems are acidic, used as salad. Dried leaves are sometimes used as a substitute for tobacco.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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