Scientific name: Rumex scutatus
Origin: Europe, SW Siberia and Iran
Medicinal use: The plant contains mainly oxalates, especially potassium bioxalate (7%) which is responsible for its characteristic acid taste. It also contains anthraquinones, tannins, quercithin, vitexin, iron salts and vitamin C. Aperitif and diuretic, slightly laxative. Other properties are: antianemic, purifying the blood, remineralizing, mucolytic, decongestant of the skin and stimulating the organic defenses.
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