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Ruibarbo chino (Rheum palmatum)

El ruibarbo es uno de los productos botánicos más utilizados en la medicina tradicional china, y uno en el que confiamos en gran medida en Kamedis. Hay más de 800 compuestos en la medicina china patentada que emplean ruibarbo, y con buena razón. La ciencia moderna ha demostrado que tiene efectos anti-inflamatorios1,2,3, anti-bacterianos4,5, anti-alergicos6,7, y anti-oxidantes8. También se sabe que es útil en la reparación de heridas 9y la regulación del sebo 10




  1. Cai, J. et al., Effects of perioperative administration of Rhubarb on acute inflammatory response in patients with gastric cancer. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao.2005. 3(3):195-8.
  2. Zhao, YQ. et al., Protective effects of rhubarb on experimental severe acute pancreatitis. World J Gastroenterol. 2004. 1;10(7):1005-9.
  3. Li, HL. et al., Regulatory effects of emodin on NF-kappaB activation and inflammatory cytokine expression in RAW 264.7 macrophages. Int J Mol Med. 2005.16(1):41-7.
  4. Yang, ZC. et al., The synergistic activity of antibiotics combined with eight traditional Chinese medicines against two different strains of Staphylococcus aureus. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2005. 41(2-3):79-81.
  5. Cyong J, et al., Anti-Bacteroides fragilis substance from Rhubarb. J Ethnopharmacol.1987, 19(3):279-83.
  6. Masuda, H. et al., Anti-allergic activity of stilbenes from Korean rhubarb (Rheum undulatum L.): structure requirements for inhibition of antigen-induced degranulation and their effects on the release of TNF-alpha and IL-4 in RBL-2H3 cells. Bioorg Med Chem. 2004. 12(18):4871-6.
  7. Park, EK. et al., Antithrombotic and antiallergic activities of rhaponticin from Rhei Rhizoma are activated by human intestinal bacteria. Arch Pharm Res. 2002.25(4):528-33.
  8. Zhong XF, et al. Protective effect of rhein against oxidative stress-related endothelial cell injury. Mol Med Rep. 2012 May;5(5):1261-6.
  9. Tang, T. et al., Emodin, an anthraquinone derivative from Rheum officinale Baill, enhances cutaneous wound healing in rats. Eur J Pharmacol. 2007. 19; 567(3):177-85.
10. Cha TL. et al., Emodin down-regulates androgen receptor and inhibits prostate cancer cell growth. Cancer Res. 2005, 15;65(6):2287-95.


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