Yellow Dock Seeds (Rumex crispus) Non-GMO Heirloom

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Product Overview

Type: Perennial Flower
Family: Polygonaceaea
Native To: Europe and Western Asia
Phytochemicals & Nutritional Value: Anthroquinone glycosides, Vitamin A & C, Iron, Potassium, oxalic acid, etc.
Used for: Nutrition; skin conditions, cancer, anemia, sores, rashes, skin infections, general illness, athlet's foot.
Pharmacological potential: Alterative Antiscorbutic Astringent Cancer Cholagogue Depurative Homeopathy Laxative Poultice Salve Tonic

Yellow Dock is a prized plant in herbalism. Nutritionist also enjoy its potential as they are impressed by it being both an excellent source of Vitamin A and vitamin C, as well as Iron and Potassium. It also contains a phytochemical called oxalic acid. There are some cautions that should be considered when using this stuff, and neither daily or excessive use is reccomended. It's loaded with Iron, and goes really well with Nettle ( Urtica dioica ). A culture known as the Zuni people make and apply a poultice of the powdered root to sores, rashes and skin infections, and use infusion of the root for athlete's foot. It's been scientifially studied for quite some time now, especially relating to its antioxidant and antimicrobial activities.

If you're into the culinary arts you may be interested in researching recipes using Yellow Dock. It has an acid-lemon type flavor that may go well in certain dishes or even smoothies. I've used it in a homemade tincture recipe which included lemon-balm, lemon-grass, lemon peel, and peppermint! It was incredible. Learning how to mix plants for their synergistic properties and flavors is an art form, and it is a fun one at that. I suggest learning much more about plants such as this by reading into the peer reviewed journals on their phytochemistry and pharmacology. It really is fascinating and useful information.

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Precautions: A fair warning was mentioned on stating taht, "People with a tendency to rheumatism, arthritis, gout, kidney stones or hyperacidity should take especial caution if including this plant in their diet since it can aggravate their condition[238]. Avoid during pregnancy & breast feeding." ~ {Via}

Citations & More Information:

Yıldırım, A., Mavi, A., & Kara, A. A. (2001). Determination of antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of Rumex crispus L. extracts. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 49(8), 4083-4089.

Wikipedia contributors. (2021, January 31). Rumex crispus. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:10, February 1, 2021, from


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