Yellow Dock, Rumex crispus is both an edible and medicinal weed. The Iroquois Tribe used the root and made tea to treat indigestion, kidney issues, and general bowel issues. Many tribes, including the Blackfoot, Paiute, and Shoshone, used the herb topically by applying the mashed root to sores and swellings. The leaves of Yellow Dock are edible and can be used in a salad or sauteed. It is rich in iron, Vitamins A & C, and other trace minerals. Yellow dock is a great laxative and can alleviate constipation, sluggish digestion, and diverticulitis. It is high in iron and can support anemia, especially during pregnancy. Yellow dock is beneficial for chronic skin conditions such as ringworm and eczema. It can heal liver conditions such as jaundice.. Spiritually, Yellow Dock is ruled by Jupiter & air. It is associated with abundance and can be used in money rituals.
Caution: Do not use yellow dock in excessive amounts, while nursing, if you have gout, kidney stones, or gallstones.
Yellow Dock can be found in Sweet Like Honey Herbals 'Nothin But Da Blood' syrup and 'Easy Come, Easy Go' tincture.