Yellow Dock was traditionally used for detoxification and elimination. It is considered useful for chronic skin disorders, especially where the bowel is sluggish or there are liver problems, and is thought to be a mild laxative. We recommend combining with Dandelion Root as a tonic during pregnancy (see recipe below).It is probably best avoided if breast feeding. Wildcrafted.
DANDELION & YELLOW DOCK SYRUP
14g yellow dock
14g dandelion root
Directions: Prepare a decoction by simmering both herbs in 4 cups of water uncovered until reduced to one cup. Strain the liquid thoroughly and discard the herb material. Add 1/2 cup molasses mixing until blended. Cool to room temperature. Keep refrigerated. The product will keep for up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Dose: 1-2 tblspn up to twice daily.
Complement with nettle leaf tea.