Yellow Dock Root
WHAT IS YELLOW DOCK USED FOR?
Yellow Dock root is highly regarded by herbalists as a source of iron and is used in the case of anemia and low hemoglobin levels in the blood.
Yellow dock root supports healthy digestion and elimination via its bitter, laxative, astringent, and alterative actions. Its mildly laxative anthroquinone glycosides and bitter compounds stimulate digestive enzymes, while its astringent tannins tone digestive tissues. With both laxative and astringent actions, yellow dock can relieve both constipation and diarrhea. As an alterative, yellow dock roots and leaves help support liver function and elimination of excess wastes and can, in turn, ease eruptive skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Its cooling and drying nature lends well to topical applications on inflamed, weeping skin conditions.
Warning: Individuals with a history of kidney stones should use this herb cautiously.