Sheep sorrel is an edible leafy green that was considered by early herbalists to be a drying and cooling agent.
Rich in vitamins, it was used historically to treat scurvy and other scrofulous skin disorders.
It contains antioxidant flavonoids that may help remove free radicals from the body, and is a digestive stimulant, astringent and diuretic. It may also be used as an ingredient in cancer treatment.
As it is high in oxalates, the plant should not be consumed in excess in its raw form, especially by those with kidney disorders.
Root, herb and seed
Cooling, drying, sour
Antibacterial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant
Digestion, high blood pressure, cancer
Sheep sorrel is used in our Essiac Tea.