Latin name: Rumex maritimus
Sanskrit/Indian name: Chukra bheda, Jungli palak
Golden Dock is native to California, but is found in other parts of North America. The herb is credited with purgative, refrigerant and antipruitic properties.
Therapeutic constituents:The fruit contains the flavonoids rumarin, rutin and hyperin. The seeds contain 5.1 percent tannin. The roots contain chrysophanic acid, saccharose and tannin. These chemincal constituents give the herb its pharmacological properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- Golden Dock is a purgative, which cleanses the bowels.
- As an antipruitic, the herb is helpful in relieving itching in the body.