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Yellow Dock
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$2.80 
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Rumex crispus

yellow dock

plant overview
curly leaf, yellow root

Yellow dock, also known as field sorrel and curly dock, is a hardy, perennial that is native to Europe and now naturalized in much of North America. The large, curled leaves are sometimes cooked as a vegetable to reduce their bitter flavor. However, the herb is most commonly cultivated or harvested for its long, spindle-shaped, yellow taproot, which contains oxalate compounds, as well as emodin and other anthraquinones. Dried yellow dock root is typically made into tinctures or extracts, while the powdered herb is used to produce topical preparations.

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Yellow dock
01.
A Bit of Botany
a little botanical information on yellow dock

description
Rumex crispus is a perennial flowering plant in the Polygonaceae family.

The mature yellow dock plant takes on a reddish brown color and it will produce a stalk that grows to a height of about 1 meter.

The plant's smooth leaves shoot off from a large basal rosette, and have distinctive waved or even curled edges.

On the stalk flowers and seeds are produced in clusters on branched stems. The plant's largest flower and seed cluster forms at the apex. Yellow dock has shiny, brown seeds encased in the calyx of the flower that has produced them. It is this casing that helps the seeds to spread to new locations since it enables the seeds to float on water and also to get caught in wool and animal fur.

Yellow dock produces a large, yellow, forking taproot.

common names & nomenclature
The leaves of yellow dock curl up at the edge which gives way to the common name urled dock.

Also known as:
curled dock, yellow dock root


02.
Where in the World
habitat and range for yellow dock

Rumex crispus is native to Europe and Western Asia. It is a naturalized species throughout the temperate world. In many areas it has become a serious invasive species, including throughout North America, southern South America, New Zealand and parts of Australia.

03.
Cultivation & Harvesting
considerations for growing and harvesting yellow dock

climate
The yellow dock plant will grow in a wide variety of habitats. It is readily found in areas where the soil has been disturbed such as: roadsides, fields/meadows, waste areas, shorelines, and forest edges in full to part sun.

soil
Prefers rich, moist and heavy soils.

growing
Grows easily by seed and can be sown directly in garden soil.

harvesting
The root is harvested in early spring and dried for later use.

preserving
Store dried yellow dock root, cut pieces and dried yellow dock root, powder in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

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.

please be advised: 
you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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