Standardized: yellow dock
Other: curled dock, curly dock, dock
Rumex crispus L.
Plant Family: Polygonaceae
Yellow dock has long curly leaves that appear to have been "crisped" at their edges. It bears multiple clusters of three-winged flowers. Its seeds are green in the summer but they become deep red as they mature.
The root of yellow dock is bright yellow below the bark. The root is harvested in late summer after the seeds have begun to turn red.
ellow dock is used for pain and swelling (inflammation) of nasal passages and the respiratory tract, and as a laxative and tonic. It is also used to treat bacterial infections and sexually transmitted diseases. Yellow dock is also sometimes used to treat intestinal infections, fungal infections, and for arthritis.
Some people use yellow dock as a toothpaste. It is also applied to the skin to stop bleeding and for hemorrhoids.
Historically, yellow dock has been used for skin diseases, skininflammation(dermatitis), rashes, a vitamin deficiency called scurvy, obstructive jaundice, and psoriasis with constipation.
Dried root, chopped.
Traditionally used as a tea or tincture.
No known precautions.
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