Yellowdock Root Powder
Botanical Name - Rumex crispus
Origin - USA
Common Names: Curled Dock, Curly Dock, Sour Dock, Narrow Dock, Garden Pattie
Flavor Profile - Flavor is bitter due to astringent properties.
Culinary Usages - Tincture alone or in combination with other tonic herbs. The chopped root is also used in tea blends.
Cosmetic Usages - Powdered yellow dock root is applied to the skin as a wound powder, a paste or as a poultice. It can also be infused in witch hazel for use as a topical spray.
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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