Polygonaceae Rumex obtusifolius L.

Bitter Dock

Delaware - Drug, Liver Aid

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1972, Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3, page 33

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Scientific name: Rumex obtusifolius L.
USDA symbol: RUOB (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Bitter Dock
Family: Polygonaceae
Family (APG): Polygonaceae
Native American Tribe: Delaware
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Liver Aid
Notes: Root used for jaundice.

RECRD: 42703 id: 35425