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Yellow dock root

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Yellow dock root

  1. 1. www.natureherbs.org 2012 Yellow Dock Root (Rumex crispus)Yellow Dock Root (Rumex crispus) is quite a common weed which is native to Europe as well asthroughout parts of Asia. However it is grown as a vegetable in Europe, and it is used as a medicinal herbin Asia.The Yellow Dock Root may also be known as Curly Dock, Yellow Dock or Narrow Dock. The plantis reddish brown, which grows in stalks about a meter high. It has very smooth leaves with distinctivecurls around the edges. There are flowers that grow on these stalks that have seeds that get caught onwool and animal fur to be distributed elsewhere to grow. It thrives in moist and heavy soils along theroadsides and in some fields.The Yellow Dock Root has many benefits. From being regarded as ageneral health tonic, it is also used for many digestive tract disorders, various skin conditions and also forillnesses of the respiratory tract.Ancient UsesIn ancient times, Yellow Dock Root was used in traditional herbal medications as a healthtonic to relive stress and invigorate the body. It was also used as a poultice for common skin disordersand for wounds. It significantly reduced skin inflammation and skin irritation.Modern UsesThe modern useof the Yellow Dock Root is to relieve common digestive tract disorders. It has a laxative effect due to theanthraquinone glycosides content that this herb has. This content actually works to stimulate the releaseof bile and various digestive enzymes to relieve constipation and minor digestive disorders. DrinkingYellow Dock Root tea preparations daily has also been known to cleanse your entire digestive system toencourage healthy digestion and better absorption of nutrients. The Yellow Dock Root is also a diuretic torelieve water retention and to facilitate removal of toxins that can bring harm to the body organs. In therelief of some minor respiratory illnesses, Yellow Dock Root is an expectorant that can loosen phlegmand help relieve symptoms of colds, influenza and other lower respiratory tract infections.natureherbs@ymail.com | +91 841 888 5555
  2. 2. www.natureherbs.org 2012Studies have also shown that Yellow Dock Root has anti inflammatory properties that can alleviate thepain and swelling of joints common in cases of arthritis and rheumatism.Yellow dock (Rumex crispus) is leafy-green plant distinguished by its yellow carrot-shaped root. In herbalmedicine, it has a long history of use as a detoxifying herb, as well as to support the skin and liver; forthose purposes it is often combined with dandelion root. A mild laxative, it contains anthraquinoneglycosides, the active ingredients also found in senna leaf. A rich source of iron, yellow dock root hasbeen traditionally used to supply iron to the diet.natureherbs@ymail.com | +91 841 888 5555

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