This insightful article into how to harvest and use Yellow Dock Root for medical purposes is shared in hopes to give the reader some insight on how to identify, harvest and to get to know the medicinal value of the Yellow Dock Root.
Via: Tamara’s Herbes
For many centuries people have forgone the use of modern pharmaceutical medicines to treat a wide range of illnesses and diseases. One of the reasons is that they have discovered that there are many plants that grow wild have medicinal uses that are similar to the ones the drug companies are pushing to make billions of dollars every year. This article is designed to introduce the reader to one of those roots and explain how easy it is to find.
The common name of yellow dock refers to the beautiful yellow color of the root — visible when you cut into it. There are two species of yellow dock which are used for making tinctures and teas are Bitter dock (Rumex obtusifolius) and Curly dock (Rumex crispus). While you could drink it in tea (1 tsp per cup hot water simmered) but it has a rather nasty taste. Most people prefer yellow dock root in a liquid extract (tincture) or pill.
It explains in great detail “where to” and “where not to look” for the plant as to avoid any unwanted surprises. The article is written in a way that makes it extremely easy to read and follow so that anyone can use it.
Benefits of reading the How to Harvest, Prepare, and Use Yellow Dock Root Medicinally Article
● Learn how easy it is to spot the plant and to gather enough of the root to use for your family
● It explains in detail how to identify the Yellow Plant and the best places to go to find them
● It also goes into detail of the many medicinal uses for the root of the plant
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Common Name: Curly Dock
Scientific Name: Rumex crispus
Family: Buckwheat/Smartweed Family
Other Common Names: Curled Dock, Yellow Dock, Yaller Dock, Sour Dock, Bitter Dock, Bloodwort, Coffee-weed, Garden-patience, Narrowdock, Out-sting, Winter Dock
Flower Color: Green
Habitat: Fields, highway ditches, waste grounds, disturbed soils, riverbanks, found coast to coast in North America
General Bloom Dates: June – September
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