Yellow dock
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Yellow dock

Regular price $2.10 $0.00 Unit price per

Usage:
Arthritis, Constipation, Fungal infections, Hemorrhoids,  Jaundice, Scurvy, Bacterial infections and sexually transmitted diseases, Inflammation of nasal passages and the respiratory tract, Intestinal infections, Pain and swelling (inflammation) of nasal passages and the respiratory tract, kin diseases, skin nflammation (dermatitis), rashes.

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Different kinds of “Dock” exist and though some have similar properties, identification of the proper material is important. This particular plant has narrow leaves (Rumex translated from the Latin means Lanced) , which are usually curly (crispus) at the edges, vary in size and are not found in great numbers higher up the stem of the plant. The flowers become a green seed that turns a deep red color in the fall, traditionally marking the proper harvest time for the root.

The plant is native to Europe and Western Asia but has naturalized itself widely in North America where it grows almost anywhere it can. Native American use of this plant was extensive. The Dakota used the bruised fresh green leaves as a poultice for infected wounds. The Blackfoot, Cheyenne and Dakota tribes used the fresh root pulp topically for rheumatic pains. The Iroquois also applied this mash to piles, and as a poultice in yellow fever.

The Cherokee, as well as the tribes mentioned above, used the root internally for constipation, and to inspire the body to cleanse the blood. The Navajo used the whole plant as an emetic before ceremony to clear and cleanse the system in order to prepare the body for healing and spiritual ritual.

Possible side effects include:

  • Taking too much yellow dock can cause diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps, excessive urination, skin irritation, and low blood levels of potassium and calcium.
  • Raw or uncooked yellow dock is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. It can cause serious side effects including vomiting, heart problems, breathing difficulty, and even death.
  • Raw or uncooked yellow dock is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. It can cause serious side effects including vomiting, heart problems, breathing difficulty, and even death.
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Taking yellow dock by mouth is LIKELY UNSAFE in women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. It has laxative effects, which are not desirable during pregnancy. Also, the chemicals that cause the laxative effects can be transferred to a nursing infant through breast milk.
  • Blood clotting problems: Yellow dock may speed up clotting. If you have a clotting disorder, get your healthcare provider's advice before starting yellow dock.
  • Allergies: People who are allergic to ragweed may also be allergic to yellow dock.
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) blockage: Don't use yellow dock if you have any kind of blockage in your digestive tract.
  • Stomach or intestinal ulcers: Don't use yellow dock if you have ulcers. Yellow dock can irritate the lining of the stomach and intestine, making ulcer symptoms worse.
  • Kidney disease: Yellow dock contains a chemical that can bind with calcium and form crystals that can damage the kidneys. If you have kidney stones or have ever had kidney stones, get your healthcare provider's advice before starting yellow dock.
As always make sure you are using organic herbs as pesticides are toxic and always take normal doses, excessive amounts of anything is not good for you.

We are not doctors, lawyers, accountants or your mom.  We give out free smiles and the occasional unsolicited advice.  That being said; if you are pregnant, nursing or concerned about your health, call your mom.  Or even better, consult a doctors before consuming; particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.