Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Yellow Dock

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BASIC INFORMATION

  • Biological name (genus and species):
  • Rumex crispus
  • Parts used for medicinal purposes:
  • Leaves
  • Roots
  • Chemical this herb contains:
  • Potassium oxalate

KNOWN EFFECTS

  • Irritates skin when handled.
  • Stimulates gastrointestinal tract.

Miscellaneous information:

  • Is used as food in salads.

UNPROVED SPECULATED BENEFITS

  • Temporarily relieves constipation.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Don’t take if you:

  • Are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or plan pregnancy in the near future.
  • Have any chronic disease of the gastrointestinal tract, such as stomach or duodenal ulcers, esophageal reflux (reflux esophagitis), ulcerative colitis, spastic colitis, diverticulosis, diverticulitis.

Consult your doctor if you:

  • Take this herb for any medical problem that doesn’t improve in 2 weeks. There may be safer, more-effective treatments.
  • Take any medicinal drugs or herbs including aspirin, laxatives, cold and cough remedies, antacids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, supplements, other prescription or non-prescription drugs.

Pregnancy:

  • Dangers outweigh any possible benefits. Don’t use.

Breast-feeding:

  • Dangers outweigh any possible benefits. Don’t use.

Infants and children:

  • Treating infants and children under 2 with any herbal preparation is hazardous.

Others:

  • Dangers outweigh any possible benefits. Don’t use.

Storage:

  • Keep cool and dry, but don’t freeze. Store safely away from children.

Safe dosage:

  • At present no “safe” dosage has been established.

TOXICITY

Rated slightly dangerous, particularly in children, persons over 55 and those who take larger than appropriate quantities for extended periods of time.

  • For symptoms of toxicity: See ADVERSE REACTIONS, SIDE EFFECTS OR OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS section below.

ADVERSE REACTIONS, SIDE EFFECTS OR OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS

Signs and symptoms: What to do:
Diarrhea Discontinue. Call doctor
immediately.
Kidney damage characterized by Seek emergency treatment.
blood in urine, decreased urine
flow, swelling of hands and feet
Nausea Discontinue. Call doctor
immediately.
Skin eruptions Discontinue. Call doctor
when convenient.
Vomiting Discontinue. Call doctor
immediately.

From the Complete Guide to Vitamins, Minerals & Supplements by H. Winter Griffith, M.D. © 1988 by Fisher Books; electronic rights by Medical Data Exchange

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