Are rhubarb leaves deadly to eat?

  1. dappledesigns profile image91
    dappledesignsposted 6 years ago

    Are rhubarb leaves deadly to eat?

    I heard they can make you sick if you eat them. Is it true you can only eat the rhubarb stalks?

  2. Joe Macho profile image95
    Joe Machoposted 6 years ago

    It's believed that oxalates contained in the leaves of Rhubarb cause a mild poisoning affect when consumed. They can make you sick and should be removed from the stalks immediately. Rhubarb leaves can be used to make a great natural pesticide to fight against leaf eating pests because of these compounds.

  3. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    Look it up in an encyclopaedia or on google, I'm sure you will get a more authorative answer there tha#n from a bunch  of amateurs on here.