(Rumex crispus) aka - Curled Dock, Sour Dock, Garden Patience, Narrow Dock
Yellow Dock is an excellent blood cleanser, tonic and builder, increasing the ability of the liver and related organs to strain and purify the blood and lymph system. Yellow Dock has one of the highest iron contents in nature and is an effective tonic treatment for anemia during pregnancy and anemia in general. It is used to treat skin diseases, liver disorders and iron deficiency. It will also nourish the spleen. Externally, Yellow Dock is applied to bleeding hemorrhoids and wounds. It strengthens varicose veins. By cleansing the blood, it sooths boils, ulcers, and wounds. Yellow Dock is used for chronic skin diseases and eruptions including psoriasis, herpes, eczema and acne.
Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Yellow Dock may provide relief for:
• Blood Impurities
• Liver Congestion
• Iron Deficiency
• Skin Diseases
- Properties: Alterative, Anti-biotic, Astringent, Blood Purifier, Cholagogue, Nutritive, Purgative (mild) Primary nutrients: Iron (easily digestible form), manganese, nickel, Vitamins A and C