rubbed over the area where it itches, gives relief. The treatment is repeated if itching persistsRhubarb is an effective remedy in ailments of children. It is a safe purgative and also reduces excessive acidity in the digestive tract of children. Sometimes children develop diarrhea due to excessive consumption of milk
which causes putrefaction and consequently increases the acidity in the stomach.
Rhubarb expels the putrefied faecal matter simultaneously reduces the acidity.
Despite its constipate after effect, the motion stops automatically after the bowels are cleaned. Its dose is one gram for infants up to 2 years oldThe herb is employed in allopathic medicine largely as a purgative. It contains tannins and therefore, after purgation, it creates and astringent effect which causes constipation.
It is thus suitable only in mild cases of constipation and not in chronic ones
Rhubarb is also beneficial in treating biliousness, agitated mind, lumbago, sore eyes, piles, chronic bronchitis, chronic fever, asthma and coryza, pains and bruises.
Rhubarb contains a considerable amount of oxalic acid. Daily use can lead to the formation of stones either in the kidney or the bladder and distressing nervous symptoms.
It should be avoided altogether by those who have a tendency to wounds, gout, rheumatism, epilepsy and other associated diseases with uric acid.