Parts used: Root
Alterative, antibiotic, astringent, blood purifies, cholagogue, nutritive, purgative (mild)
Iron (easily digestible form), manganese, nickel, vitamins A and C
Yellow dock is well known as a blood cleanser, tonic and builder, helping the liver purify the blood and lymph systems. Modern herbalists recommend yellow dock for anemia, as a blood purifier, for liver congestion, and for skin problems. It is also considered beneficial for toxemia, infections, lymph congestion, ulcers and wounds. It stimulates elimination, working as a mild laxative, and improves bile flow. Yellow dock nourishes the spleen and liver and has been used to treat jaundice. It is considered one of the best blood builders in the herbal kingdom.
The anthraquinone content of yellow dock may be responsible for its mild laxative effect. Yellow dock has been found to be a good alterative, especially for chronic skin problems. It is useful for leprosy, psoriasis and cancer.
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