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Rhein is extracted from Rheum palmatum L. Stanford Chemicals has been providing quality Rhein and many other natural plant extracts for over 25 years.

SKU HE3125 Category
Rhein Safety Tips

Handling of Rhein should only be performed by personnel trained and familiar with handling of potent active pharmaceutical ingredients. Moderate to severe irritant to the skin and eyes.

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  • 5. The Influence of Rhein 8-O-β-D-Glucopyranoside on the Purgative Action of Sennoside A from Rhubarb in Mice.
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Product Name




Molecular Formula


Molecular Weight


Botanical Source

Rheum palmatum L


98% HPLC


Yellowish brown powder


25 kg/drum


Stored in cool & dry places, protected from direct sunlight and heat.

Shelf Life

2 years


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