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Rumex acetosella / Sheeps Sorrel Tincture
£4.74 – £10.95
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Tincture made by a process of hydro-ethanolic percolation, with a ratio of 1 part Sheep Sorrel to 4 parts liquid. Liquid comprises of 75% water and 25% sugar beet derived ethanol.
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.
Product is supplied in amber PET bottles with tamper evident screw tops.
250ml, 500ml, 1000ml