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Rhizome Anatomy

About Rhizomes

Rhizomes have been a part of natural medicine and in culinary use for centuries.  Some of rhizomes that have been used as botanical remedies include ginger, turmeric, fingerroot and galangal.

A rhizome is a modified stem that travels horizontally under the surface of the ground.  It is divided into segments that can produce new plants from nodes where the segments join.  Rhizomes are starchy and store nutrients for the plant.  Other names for rhizomes are creeping rootstalks and rootstocks.

Examples of Rhizomes which we offer are:

Turmeric Rhizome

Tu Fu Ling / Glabra Rhizome

Huang Lian / Coptis Rhizome

Parts of a Rhizome

Structure of a plant with a rhizome

Rhizome Body - Stores sugars and nutrients for the plant

Adventitious Roots – Transport water and nutrients to the rhizomes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture of a Rhizome
Picture of Ginger - a rhizome

 

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References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhizome

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