Turkey Rhubarb is a flowering plant, which is known in the scientific community by the botanical name of Rheum palmatum.
The name “rhubarb” is taken from Greek words, rha and barbarum. It is commonly found in Turkey, western China, Iran, India, and Magnolia. Turkish rhubarb is one of the most widely used herbs in Chinese medicine. It grows very quickly; hence, it is also used as an ornamental. Alternative names are Chinese rhubarb and ornamental rhubarb.
Rhubarb has a fleshy stem, seven-lobed hand-shaped leaves, and tuberous and richly branched roots. Rhubarb stems are cooked and used for food and as a flavoring agent, while its leaves contain a high amount of oxalic acid and can be fatal.