yellow dock


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yellow dock

yellow dock

Leaves that look like pointy-tippped lasagna, with tall seed stalks covered in seeds that turn brown and dry later in the year, having a slightly nutty flavor. The leaves have a light yellow or purple middle spine, different colored than the leaf. A very common but highly useful body purifying weed. Whole plant useable. Young leaves edible. Root is most medicinal. A non-irritating laxative for constipation. It calms the intestines and comforts inflammation of the intestinal lining. Tea enhances digestion and improves appetite. Used to detoxify the liver, clean the blood, bowel infections, treats peptic ulcers, invigorates the liver and colon with glycosides. Great for healing gout, urinary stones and bladder inflammation. Soothes respiratory system, helps body absorb nutrients, removes toxins through the urine. Contains Anthraquinones which stops ringworm and fungus. Used historically for sexual diseases like syphilis. Pulls toxins from the blood, lymph and body tissues, raises red blood cell count (more oxygen in your body) Relieves heavy menstrual periods, pain, fibroids and anemia. Rich in iron and even helps relieve depression, inflammation and swelling. Great for skin conditions and itching. Used for centuries for great results with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rash, boils, abscesses. Helps remove sores, pimples and problems from the skin. Can be mixed with sage as a tea and consumed and also put in a bath. If you want to make a really good healing cleanser, mix Yellow dock with burdock, dandelion, and even some nettles. Now you’ve got some serious cleaning power !
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I find that dandelion and yellow dock stay green deeper into winter's chill than any other forage plant--I dig them up and feed them to my winter poultry flock by the bucketful.
For example, herbals high in tannins--such as yellow dock (a liver stimulant and laxative)--can be a problem for individuals with a history of kidney stones.
In Figure 2, data shown in the upper left region of the plot are strongly correlated with Barberry Bark (note the X-axis value is small) and weakly with Yellow Dock (the Y-axis value is large).
For IBS where constipation is the dominant problem, there are two herbs that have mild laxative effects and also help tone the large intestine through their astringent action: Yellow Dock and Turkey Rhubarb.
To relieve digestive distress, a daily dose of one teaspoonful (5 ml) yellow dock root vinegar can aid digestion and increase available iron.
Yellow Dock - effective for most hepatic malfunctions.* Herbalist Liz Sanders can be contacted on 01874 638 873
Some useful herbs are Burdock root (Arctium spp), Yellow dock root (Rumex crispus or obtusifolius), Nettle leaf (Urtica dioica), and Dandelion root (Toraxacurn officinale).
A few examples of bitter herbs are Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Angelica root or seed (Angelica spp), and Yellow dock root (Rumex crispus end obtusifolius).
Burdock root, Dandelion root, Nettle leaf and Yellow dock root (for the liver and hormonal issues).
The tenderness rarely lasts long and can usually be remedied by chewing up some plantain or yellow dock and applying the macerated plant material to the affected site.
So there are some herbs like yellow dock, burdock, and dandelions for that.