Yellow dock is a perennial plant known as a troublesome weed in fields across Europe, USA and southern Canada. In the nineteenth century, it was considered a ?blood purifier? and was prescribed for eruptive diseases such as scrofula, and skin problems.
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Yellow dock is a perennial plant known as a troublesome weed in fields across Europe, USA and southern Canada. Its spindle-shaped, yellow taproot sends up a smooth, slender stem, one-to-three feet high.
Astringent, cholagogue, tonic.
Known as a medicinal plant since ancient times, yellow dock has been used as a laxative or mild astringent tonic.
|Botanical Name||Rumex crispus|
|Country of Origin||China|
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