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Yellow Dock Root Cut & Sifted

Yellow Dock Root Cut & Sifted

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Yellow dock is in the knotweed family that is referred to as a wayside herb, meaning it sprouts in undisturbed and unlikely places where many other plants won’t.

Although the leaf of the plant contains numerous vitamins and minerals, it also contains a high degree of oxalic acid, which lends a very bitter taste and poses a potential risk for toxicity, even when cooked. The yellow taproot, however, is harvested to make tinctures for internal use and infusions for topical use.

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information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound6
active compoundsOxalates, Volatile oil, Anthraquinones, Tannins
plant part usedroot
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaFibrous and wood-like.


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cosmeticYellow dock root is prepared as tea or is tinctured.
safetyDo not use during pregnancy. Do not take in large does due to the herb’s oxalate content.

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flavor profile

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yellow dock root

Earthy and somewhat bitter.

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what else you should know

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yellow dock root

Yellow dock, also known as curly dock, sour dock and garden patience, is a short-lived perennial herb that is native to Europe and Africa. At one time, the curly leaves of the plant were eaten as a vegetable for tonic purposes because it is high in iron. That is no longer common practice, however, since we now know that the plant also contains oxalates.

The plant is harvested for its root in late summer, after its seeds have turned from green to deep red. As the common name implies, the root of the herb is yellow.

Yellow dock root contains several active compounds responsible for its reputation as a detoxifier and purgative, most notably anthraquinones such as emodin.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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