Yellow Dock: Rumex crispus (L.)
Why Yellow Dock Root? Native to Europe and parts of North Africa and western Asia, yellow dock is a wonderful weed! With a slightly bitter taste, adding yellow dock (in small quantities) can add some extra "oomph!" to your spring salad. It is often used by herbalists in teas and infusions to invigorate and promote vitality when you're feeling run down.
Quality Assured: Our certified organic yellow dock root is sustainably sourced in Croatia. This herb is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and grown without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Our experts here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally evaluate every herb through taste, touch, and smell to assure that you are receiving the best botanicals suitable for use.
How to Use
Benefits: Because there is not adequate scientific substantive research as defined by the FDA we are unable to provide any guidance on how to use this herb. We suggest you do your own research.
Cautions and Contraindications: When using yellow dock, avoid excessive quantities of tannin tea or any herb teas that are high in tannin and alkaloids, such as peppermint Mentha ×piperita (L.) and coffee. Tannins and alkaloids interfere with the uptake and absorption of iron. Anyone with a history of kidney stones should use yellow dock cautiously. Yellow dock should not be taken where there is intestinal obstruction, during pregnancy, or while breast-feeding.
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
YELLOW DOCK OINTMENT:
Yellow dock Rumex crispus root: 1 ounce
Chamomile German Matricaria recutita flowers: 1 ounce
Chickweed Stellaria media leaves: 1⁄2 ounce
Sweet almond oil: 1 ounce
Beeswax (grated): 1⁄2 ounce
Prepare a standard decoction of yellow dock root. Strain over the chamomile and chickweed, and infuse for 15 minutes. Set aside and prepare the ointment.
To prepare the ointment, melt the beeswax and almond oil over a water bath.
Remove from the heat and cool until lukewarm. Beat in the seven ounces of yellow dock and chickweed liquid until the ointment emulsifies.
Transfer to a nine-ounce jar, label, and store in a cool place. Use within three to six months.