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.
Dried root milled into powder.
Traditionally used as a tea or tincture, and may also be taken in capsule form.
No known precautions.
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