Sanskrit - Amlaparni, Revatchini; Bengali - Rheuchini, Banglarevanchini; Gujarati - Gamnirevanchini; Hindi - Revandchini.
Available in tropical region in Bangadesh.
The species occurs in the temperate Himalayas, from Kashmir to Sikkim. It is found in alpine zone on rocky soil, moraines, and crevices, between boulders and near streams in specific pockets.
Botanical Description 8
Rewandchini is a perennial stout herb, 1.5–3.0 m tall. Roots of this plant are very stout and thick. Leaves are radical, orbicular, or broadly ovate, very large, and 30–45 cm in diameter with long pet
Common Ethnobotanical Use 9
Rheum emodi is a mild purgative, astringent, tonic, laxative, stomachic, and aperient. Powdered rhizomes are sprinkled over ulcers for quick healing. It is also reported to be a potent anti- inflammatory drug. It is sporadically cultivated in the North-eastern states for its leaves, which are used as vegetable.
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