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DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and ENTERTAINMENT and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.



SORREL
(Rumex acetosa)
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CAUTION! Large amounts can irritate kidneys and produce symptoms of poisoning.

USES

MEDICINAL:
Contains calcium, phosphorus and oxalic acid.
Astringent, diuretic, laxative.
Part of the Essiac formula for cancer treatment.

OTHER:
Juice is used for removing stains on hands. A strong infusion will remove stains from linen, wicker and silver. (WARNING! will also eat the bottom out of the pot!)




©2001 by Ernestina Parziale, CH

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