Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Rhubarb in History



A prime commodity shipped on the Silk Road was rhubarb. The rhizome was believed to have various medicinal and healing properties, not the least being its efficacy as a laxative.

2 comments:

Jose said...

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David said...

dude--are you done w/ politics? i have been coming here looking for your take on the recent turns in the campaign and all I get is rhubarb?
dn