A perennial herbaceous plant native from China and Tibet, Rhubarb was used by the Chinese for medicinal purposes before being used for cooking. In fact, it was one of the first Chinese remedies to be transported to Europe on the Silk Road as one of the most expensive spices (even reaching 3 times the price for opium). Widely employed for cooking, throughout the centuries it has also been used as an anti-inflammatory substance. Nowadays, its beneficial and antioxidant properties have been proven.
Widely employed for cooking, especially in the preparation of cakes, jams and liquors, it became popular in Victorian Age England, so much so that nowadays there are still festivals devoted to this spice in the UK and U.S.A.
Very appreciated for its digestive properties and its positive effects on the liver, its consumption must be regulated because of its laxative effect.Due to its high content of antioxidants, its anti-ageing and cancer prevention properties are being studied.
It has a purifying and toning effect, thanks to which it is considered an excellent ally for reinvigorating the body and for this reason I Coloniali have selected it as a super ingredient for the Reinvigorating Tibetan Shower.