Yellowdock Root c/s
Botanical Name - Rumex crispus L. , Plant Family: Polygonaceae
Origin - USA
Common Names: Curled Dock, Curly Dock, Sour Dock, Narrow Dock, Garden Pattie
Flavor Profile - Earthy and somewhat bitter.
Typical Preparations - Traditionally used as a tea or tincture, and may be taken in capsule form.
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 is rich in iron.
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.
Inulin in yellow dock is a prebiotic, feeding the beneficial bacteria that are essential for digestive health.
The bitter components in yellow dock can also be a very useful ally for naturally balancing hormones by supporting the elimination of excess estrogen during the luteal and menstrual phases of our monthly cycles. Because many skin issues originate from sluggish detox of hormones and waste products, the benefits of consuming bitters can also result in clearer skin!
Yellow dock contains a unique combination of constituents such as anthraquinones, tannins, minerals, and inulin that together synergistically to support overall health.
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