Rhubarb Study

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In this study, the researchers will discuss the observed effects of Rhubarb on plants. Within the study, if Rhubarb has good effects on plants, Rhubarb can be an effective fertilizer since only a few people use it as a medicine because of the new technology today. A. Pharmacology of Rhubarb There was another study wherein they were able to cite the effects of rhubarb extract on lungs (renal fibrosis). In this study, they experimented on rats submitted to subtotal nephrectomy. And they were able to obtain results which Rhubarb has only significant effects on glomerulosclerosis. (Zhang & Nahas,1996) The Evaluation of Rhubarb using antioxidative activity as an index of pharmacological useful where in Rhubarb was evaluated if it has pharmacological…show more content…
Also, in their study, they were able to determine the ration of nitrogen present on the plant by Kjeldahl method, this is also used to estimate the protein. The carbohydrate, organic acids and sterols were determined by using HPLC. Also, it was stated in the study that Rhubarb has minerals: this includes Vitamin A and C, thiamin, niacin, potassium and phosphorus. The percentage of protein on rhubarb is 2.861% while nitrogen has 16.311% present on the plant. The carbohydrates present on the plant: Fructose has a concentration of 55.71, Glucose has a concentration of 54.17, and Sucrose has a concentration of 18.76. The sterols on rhubarb are: Stigma sterol has a concentration of 2.63, β-sit sterol has a concentration of 16.73, Campe sterol has a concentration of 19.77, and Avenno sterol has a concentration of 14.28. These are the organic acids present on rhubarb: Oxalic acid is abundant which has a concentration of 89.7, citric acid has a concentration of 37.29, Tartaric acid has a concentration of 35.75, Formic acid has a concentration of 59.1, Acetic acid has a concentration of 11.33, and Fumaric acid has a concentration of 9.38. Rhubarb is one of the oldest yet frequently used herbal medicines in China and other asian countries. As it was stated, rhubarb seemed to have many pharmacological uses but it was also defined that rhubarb has oxalic acid. Therefore,…show more content…
The proximates includes the water (47.74 g), energy (11 kcal), energy (45 kJ), protein (0.46 g), total fat (0.10 g), ash (0.39 g), carbohydrate (2.32 g), fiber (0.9 g) and sugars (0.56 g). The minerals includes Calcium (44 mg), Iron (0.11 mg), Magnesium (6 mg), Phosphorus (7 mg), Potassium (147 mg), Sodium (2 mg), Zinc (0.05 mg), Copper (0.011 mg), Manganese (0.100 mg) and Selenium (0.6 micrograms). The vitamins includes Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Folic acid, choline, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin A, Caaroene, Lycopene, Vitamin E, Vitamin D and Vitamin K. There are many constituents present in

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