Rheum rhaponticum supplement extract benefit by Ray Sahelian, M.D.
February 8 2016

Rheum rhaponticum is a species of rhubarb with various health benefits.

J AOAC Int. 2013. Antimycobacterial effect of extract and its components from Rheum rhaponticum. The global threat of tuberculosis demands the search for alternative antimycobacterial drugs. The present study examined roots and petioles from Rheum rhaponticum for antimycobacterial activity. Crude methanol extracts and eight phenolic compounds isolated by preparative column chromatography were tested against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Ra and M. bovis using the broth dilution method. The extract from roots and its components, such as rhaponticin, deoxyrhaponticin, resveratrol, barbaloin, aloe-emodin, and chrysophanol were found to have antimycobacterial activity against both microorganisms.

Rheum rhaponticum extract for perimenopausal women
Efficacy and safety of a special extract of Rheum rhaponticum (ERr 731) in perimenopausal women with climacteric complaints: a 12-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Menopause. 2006. Heger M, Ventskovskiy BM, Borzenko I, Kneis KC, Rettenberger R, Kaszkin-Bettag M, Heger PW. Health Research Services Ltd., St. Leon-Rot, Germany.
To investigate the efficacy and safety of the special extract ERr 731 from the roots of Rheum rhaponticum compared to placebo in perimenopausal women with climacteric complaints. One hundred women with climacteric complaints received either one enteric-coated tablet of ERr 731 or placebo daily for 12 weeks. Efficacy assessments analyzed number and severity of hot flushes, menopause-specific quality of life, number of bleeding/spotting days, and treatment outcome. Compared to placebo, Rheum rhaponticum extract ERr 731 significantly reduces the occurrence and severity of climacteric complaints in perimenopause. It is also safe and well tolerated.

Rheum rhaponticum antioxidant and liver protectant
trans-resveratrol alone and hydroxystilbenes of rhubarb (Rheum rhaponticum L.) root reduce liver damage induced by chronic ethanol administration: a comparative study in mice.
Phytother Res. 2008. Raal A, Pokk P, Arend A, Aunapuu M, Jõgi J, Okva K, Püssa T. Department of Pharmacy, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia.
The hepatoprotective effects and pharmacokinetics of trans-resveratrol and hydroxystilbenes of the garden rhubarb (Rheum rhaponticum, R. rhaponticum) root ethanol extract were studied. Inhibition of oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids is proposed as a basis of the hepatoprotective effect of both trans-resveratrol and Rheum rhaponticum extract.

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Q. Just wanted to let you know that Rheum rhaponticum, the active component of a menopause product, has helped my wife with her menopause symptoms.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012. Rheum officinale (a traditional Chinese medicine) for chronic kidney disease.