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Yellow Dock (Sheep sorrel, Sour dock, chukka, Rumex crispus)

General Description

Found throughout North America, yellow dock's roots are used in health applications while the leaf stalks are used for food. Like other bitter herbs, yellow dock is thought to stimulate bile, saliva and digestive enzyme production. The active components, anthraquinones, help with gastrointestinal support. Yellow dock is traditionally used to stimulate bile production in the liver.

Health Applications

  • Liver health
  • Gastrointestinal health

Dosage/Toxicity

Yellow dock is recommended to be taken in divided doses throughout the day of 3-9 milliliters per day for tincture form or using 1-2 teaspoons with 2 cups of water for a tea, three times a day.