Scientific Name: Rumex acetosella
Origin: United States
There’s no need to feel sheepish around this wonderful herb! Sheep Sorrel, also known as Dock, comes from a perennial plant that has been used for its reported health benefits for centuries. A good source of Vitamins A, B Complex, C, D, E and K, it’s said that this tasty herb holds a wide array of uses as an anti-inflammatory, diuretic, immune system booster and antioxidant. Many around the world even use it as a way to combat scurvy—who knew?
Though typically considered a harmful weed to other plants, Sheep Sorrel is actually the main ingredient in Essiac Tea; the others being Burdock Root, Slippery Elm and Indian Rhubarb Root. And although typically enjoyed in this fashion, it can also be used in a variety of other ways, such as sauces for fish and vegetables. With so many wonderful benefits, we wouldn’t be surprised if you keep coming baaaaah-ck for more.
If stored correctly, our Sheep Sorrel has a shelf life of up to 2 years. To maintain its freshness, it is recommended to always reseal the bag after opening it and removing as much air from the bag as possible. Store in room temperature, away from any heat source or sunlight.