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English Name
Rhubarb
Scientific Name
Rhaeum palaestinum
Arabic Name
عطرفان، كهموم
Transliteration
trafan, Kahmoom
Description
Perennial herb 20-40 cm long, with two-three huge, orbicular, basal, flattened leaves 20-40 cm in diameter. Shape is a multi branched inflorescence, which carry’s 0.5 cm white-pinkish flowers.
Seasonality
N/A
Locality
N/A
Habitat
Desert ground especially rough land covered by gravels and basaltic rocks.
Medical Properties
N/A
Edible Portions
Leaves and stem stalks are used in cooking and sweet production
MOC
***See recipe
Family
Polygonaceae
Compounds
Therapeutic Uses
recipes
Atrafan-Rhubarb-Rhaeum palaestinum
 
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