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Common Name: YELLOW DOCK
Scientific Name: Rumex crispus

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Rumex crispus
Rumex crispus


  • Perennial
  • Indigenous to South Africa.
  • Erect leafy perennial - lanceolate leaves.
  • Small green flowers in summer followed by small reddish brown fruit
  • Deep roots.
  • Sun/partial shade.
  • Hardy
  • Related to rhubarb

Parts Used

  • Roots and leaves.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Bitter astringent cooling herb - dry cough, sore throat, laryngitis
  • Help vascular disorders and internal bleeding
  • Remedy against internal parasites - tapeworm and roundworm
  • Cleansing herb - stimulate liver and gall bladder.
  • Trigger excretion of toxins
  • Stimulant laxative effect - constipation
  • Depurative (suiwerende) herb - help long term conditions like arthritis, jaundice, chronic skin diseases like acne and eczema and fungal infections
  • Blood tonic - anemia
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