YELLOW DOCK ROOT
Inflammation of nasal passages, & respiratory tract, laxative, bacterial infection, sexually transmitted diseases, dermatitis, rash, jaundice, psoriasis with constipation.
Yellow dock is used for pain and swelling (inflammation) of nasal passages and the respiratory tract, and as a laxative and tonic. It is also used to treat bacterial infections and sexually transmitted diseases.
Encourages the removal of toxins from the blood. Helpful for skin conditions such as acne, boils, eczema and psoriasis. A potent herbal bitter; stimulates digestive juices. Some people use yellow dock as a toothpaste.
Historically, yellow dock has been used for skin diseases, skin inflammation (dermatitis), rashes, a vitamin deficiency called scurvy, obstructive jaundice, and psoriasis with constipation.
Allergies: People who are allergic to ragweed may also be allergic to yellow dock
How does it work?
Yellow dock contains chemicals called anthraquinones, which work as stimulant laxatives.
Blood clotting problems: Yellow dock may speed up clotting. If you have a clotting disorder, get your healthcare provider’s advice before starting yellow dock.
Gastrointestinal (GI) blockage: Don’t use yellow dock if you have any kind of blockage in your digestive tract.
Stomach or intestinal ulcers: Don’t use yellow dock if you have ulcers. Yellow dock can irritate the lining of the stomach and intestine, making ulcer symptoms worse.
Kidney disease: Yellow dock contains a chemical that can bind with calcium and form crystals that can damage the kidneys. If you have kidney stones or have ever had kidney stones, get your healthcare provider’s advice before starting yellow dock.
See also: Interactions and Side Effects
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