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Botanical: Common Name (Rumex crispus)
The leaves are crisped at their edges. It grows freely in our roadside ditches and waste places. The roots are 8 to 12 inches long, about 1/2 inch thick, fleshy and usually not forked. Externally they are of a rusty brown and internally whitish, with fine, straight, medullary rays and a rather thick bark. It has little or no smell and a rather bitter taste. The stem is 1 to 3 feet high and branched, the leaves, 6 to 10 inches long.
Botanicals - Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus)
Biological Name: (Rumex crispus)
Other Names: Yellow Dock, Curled Dock, Curly Dock, Sour Dock, Narrow Dock, Garden Patience, Rumex
Parts Used: Root
Growth habit and description:
Yellow dock has a large thick taproot, yellowish orange in color, which allows it to survive under drought stress conditions when other plants in the landscape are not.
The leaves of Yellow dock are long, narrow and are arranged alternately along the stem. They will be dark green in color, with a wavy margin. Small greenish flowers are found in clusters at the top of the main stem, which produce flattened brown seedpods.
Active Constituents of Yellow Dock:
Traditional Uses in Herbal Medicine (some of these uses have not yet been scientifically tested and verified):
Other indications include:
Combinations: It will combine well with Dandelion, Burdock and Cleavers.
Decoction: put 1-2 teaspoonfuls of the root in a cup of water, bring to the boil and simmer gently for 10-15 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day.
Tincture: take 1-4ml of the tincture three times a day.
Aside from mild diarrhoea or loose stools in some persons, yellow dock is quite safe.
No other information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.
The information provided here is not for the purpose of self diagnosis or self treatment. It is provided for the sole purpose of providing general information about herbs used in herbal medicine. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.
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