Sheep Sorrel Herb c/s
Botanical Name - Rumex acetosa
Other Names - Common Field Sorrel, Common Sorrel, Red Top Sorrel, Sour Weed
Origin - Germany
Culinary Usages - Use in tea blends. May also be sprinkled into salads, soups and other foods.
The fresh or dried leaf is mixed with salad greens or added to soups and stews for a tart, lemony flavor. Because of its sour taste, stewed sorrel leaves are also popular aside lamb and pork.Sorrel can also be used as a garnish Sheep’s sorrel is also used in cheese making and is added to tea blends.
Nutritionally rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B-6, iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. In terms of beneficial organic compounds, it contains polyphenolic acids, flavonoids, and anthocyanins.The entire plant, including roots, is used as the main ingredient in essiac tea.
Precautions - You should not use this herb if you have kidney stones, arthritis or gout due to the oxalic acid content. Do not take in excessive dosages or for a long period of time.
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