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Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)

Schwach giftig


Appetite stimulating, diuretic, blood purifying, liver strengthening

Areas of application:

for loss of appetite, for blood purification, has a beneficial influence on the liver, inflammation of the oral mucosa, skin diseases, inflammation of the mucous membranes, chronic diseases of the rheumatic form, kidney stones, abscesses, lymphatic congestion, menstrual problems

Plant parts used:

the whole herb

Collection time:

before flowering begins (flowering period April to May)

To find:

In damp meadows, on the edges of ditches, bushes and in damp forest clearings.


Oxalic acid, flavone glycoside, vitamin C


☕ 2 teaspoons of dried herb are poured with 1/4 liter of boiling water and left to steep for 10 minutes.

☕ Bring 1 teaspoon of root to the boil with 1/4 liter of water, then let it steep for 10 minutes. For a cure you drink 3 cups a day.

Sorrel is one of the nine herbs consecrated in the herb cluster on the occasion of the Assumption of Mary.

In spring, fresh sorrel is one of the healthy foods and should be eaten in small quantities every day for at least 2 weeks. This small amount cleanses the body from the inside and replenishes vitamin and enzyme stores.

🛑 Caution: Severe rheumatism sufferers or people with heart or kidney damage should avoid using fresh sorrel. This also applies to those who suffer from heartburn.

There are also different species of sorrel, such as the alpine sorrel, the white sorrel, the curly sorrel, the blood sorrel and the meadow sorrel.


Hildegard von Bingen: The dock is only good for livestock, but it makes people sad inside because it pours out its excited nature into the human body.

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