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Yellow Dock Root

  • Rumex crispus
  • Origin: Poland
Yellow Dock Root

SKU
y_d1oz

Common Name

Standardized: yellow dock
Other: curled dock, curly dock, dock

Botanical Name

Rumex crispus L.
Plant Family: Polygonaceae

Overview

Introduction

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 bright yellow below the bark. The root is the part of the plant used in herbal medicine, harvested in late summer after the seeds have begun to turn red.

Constituents

Emodin, magnesium, nepodin, oxalic acid, selenium, silicon, sodium, tannins.

Parts Used

Dried root, chopped.

Typical Preparations

Traditionally used as a tea or tincture, and may be taken in capsule form.

Precautions

Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.