- Greatly enhances the body’s ability to absorb iron
- Reduces pain and swelling (inflammation) of nasal passages and the respiratory tract
- Laxative and tonic
- Treats bacterial infections and sexually transmitted diseases
- Treats intestinal infections
- Treats fungal infections
- Helps arthritis
A special quality of Yellow Dock is that it greatly enhances the body’s ability to absorb iron, making it an excellent blood-building herb for anemia, pregnancy, blood-deficiency, heavy menstrual bleeding, flooding in menopause, or any trauma that has resulted in excessive blood loss.
Yellow dock is a beneficial herb for liver detoxification, thanks to its ability to cleanse the body of toxins. Research suggests that it helps to stimulate the action of the lymphatic system throughout the body, increasing the rate at which harmful pollutants are flushed out.
Yellow dock is used for mouth infections and sore throat, diabetes, and childbirth. Yellow root has also been used for its antibiotic, immunostimulant, anticonvulsant, sedative, hypotensive, uterotonic, and choleretic properties also.