Yellow Dock

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What other names is Yellow Dock known by?

Acedera, Amalvelas, Broad-Leaved Dock, Chukkah, Curled Dock, Curly Dock, Field Sorrel, Herbe à Cochons, Lengua de Vaca, Narrow Dock, Oseille Crépue, Parelle Sauvage, Patience Crépue, Romaza, Rumex, Rumex crispus, Rumex obstusifolius, Sheep Sorrel, Sour Dock, Yellowdock.

What is Yellow Dock?

Yellow dock is an herb. The leaf stalks are used in salads. The root is also used as medicine.

Is Yellow Dock effective?

Yellow dock can be an effective laxative to reduce constipation. Although some people try using yellow dock for sexually transmitted diseases or skin problems, it does not seem to be effective for these uses.

There isn't enough information to know if yellow dock is effective for the other conditions that people use it for, including: inflammation of nasal passages and the respiratory tract, bacterial infections, jaundice, scurvy, and others.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Constipation, inflammation of nasal passages and the respiratory tract, bacterial infections, jaundice, scurvy, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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