Traditionally, Yellow Dock Root is regarded as a blood purifier and is used primarily to cleanse toxins from the body. During the Industrial Revolution, use of the herb increased as the environment became more polluted.
The herb (Rumex crispus) can also stimulate a bowel movement within a few hours after ingestion to help remove lingering waste from your intestinal tract. Efficient elimination can help prevent toxins from getting into your liver, gallbladder, and bloodstream and this decreases the workload on these systems.
Health Benefits of Yellow Dock Root
Enhances bile production to break down fatty foods
Improves the flow of bile and other digestive juices
Acts as a mild diuretic and laxative to help flush out toxins
Provides iron and promotes its absorption for optimal blood health
Supports bladder, kidney, and liver function
Helps reduce bowel inflammation and irritation
By increasing urine production, Yellow Dock Root helps to eliminate toxins from your body. In this manner, Yellow Dock Root effectively aids in eliminating foreign substances that can overburden the liver. Other conditions believed to be reduced by Yellow Dock Root include headaches, mental lethargy, general irritability, skin blemishes, and blood and skin disorders — all of these problems are related to the liver not being able to operate efficiently.
Nutrients in Yellow Dock Root:
Organic Yellow Dock Root is widely regarded as a powerful astringent, detoxifier, and purifier.