Rumex acetosella / Sheeps Sorrel Cut

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Description

Rumex acetosella, commonly known as sheep’s sorrel, red sorrel, sour weed and field sorrel, is a species of flowering plant in the buckwheat family Polygonaceae. The plant and its subspecies are common perennial weeds. It has green arrowhead-shaped leaves and red-tinted deeply ridged stems, and it sprouts from an aggressive and spreading rhizome. The flowers emerge from a tall, upright stem. Female flowers are maroon in colour.

The plant is native to Eurasia and the British Isles, but it has been introduced to most of the rest of the Northern Hemisphere. It is commonly found on acidic, sandy soils in heaths and grassland. It is often one of the first species to take hold in disturbed areas, such as abandoned mining sites, especially if the soil is acidic. Livestock will graze on the plant, but it is not very nutritious and is toxic in large amounts because of oxalates.

 

Medicinal Action and Uses

Anti-Cancer – Sheep sorrel is used most famously as an ingredient in Essiac formula for cancer, and the herb has a long history of use in folklore.

Detoxifying – Sheep’s sorrel is a detoxifying herb, the fresh juice of the leaves having a pronounced diuretic effect.

Diuretic – Sheep Sorrel is useful in the treatment of urinary and kidney diseases.

Laxative – Like other members of the genus, it is mildly laxative and holds out potential as a long term treatment for chronic disease, in particular that of the gastro-intestinal tract.

 

Packaging

Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.

Additional information

Weight1.188000 kg
Size

250gm, 500gm, 1000gm

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