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Western/Yellow Dock

"Wild rhubarb"

Also domestic rhubarb (Rheum rhabdarbarum)


Rumex occidentalis

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Food and Medicinal Uses:

Stems and leaves can be steamed, boiled, or fried.

Rich in protein, calcium, iron, potassium, and vitamin C.

Contains antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Leaves rubbed on nettle stings ease burning and irritation.

Used to treat sores, reduce itching.

Also made into a mouth rinse for healing mouth sores.

Treats blood disorders such as anemia, and improves liver function.

Mild laxative.

CAUTION: Domestic rhubarb leaves are poisonous.

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