Extracts such as tinctures or essences offer a convenient alternative to herbal teas. They may also be used in food, food supplements, cosmetics and as a starter ingredient by herbalists in prescription formulas.
Rumex crispus extracted in sugar beet ethanol (alcohol). The part used is the root. The strength is 1:3 25%.
Adults: Take up to 5 ml, 3 times a day in a little water, unless otherwise told by a qualified herbal medicine practitioner. This amount may be added to cold or warm water, juice or another drink.
Do not take if you have an intestinal obstruction.
This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Polygonaceae). Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children. If in doubt, please ask us or your medical herbalist.
This herb may be used with caution in pregnancy and breastfeeding. If in doubt, please ask us or your medical herbalist.
None known. Plant extracts cause few side effects when taken correctly but if a side effect is experienced please contact us. Yellow dock is a very mild laxative. When used as a skin herb a mild flare-up may occur at the start of treatment.
Theoretically, anthraquinone containing herbs could interact with thiaxide diuretics, corticosteroids, digoxin or antiarhythmmic drugs, although this is unlikely to occur as yellow dock contains very low levels of anthraquinone glycosides.
Herbal remedies and supplements can interact with medicines. If you are taking medication please check with your medical practitioner, or call us, before taking herbs, supplements and medication together.
In-depth information about the traditional uses of this herb can be found in our Herbs A-Z section.
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