Overview

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

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. Yellow dock is also sometimes used to treat intestinal infections, fungal infections, and for arthritis.

Some people use yellow dock as a toothpaste. It is also applied to the skin to stop bleeding and for hemorrhoids.

Historically, yellow dock has been used for skin diseases, skininflammation (dermatitis), rashes, a vitamin deficiency called scurvy, obstructive jaundice, and psoriasis with constipation.

How does it work ?

Yellow dock contains chemicals called anthraquinones, which work as stimulant laxatives. Yellow dock also contains other chemicals that might kill parasites, bacteria, and fungus.
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