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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Medicinal use: The anthraquinone glycosides in Rumex lend the plant its mild laxative (aperient) action. Rumex is most indicated in chronic toxic conditions with debilitation, tendency to tissue stagnation (lymphadenopathy, ulcers, glandular enlargement)
Alterative, Antipyretic, Astringent, Hepatic, Laxative, Tonic
High doses can cause dermatitis, nausea, and should be avoided in those with gout
Pharmacy: Decoction: 1tbsp/up water; 1-2 cups TID. Tincture: (1:2, 25%), 2-5ml QD. Dried root: 2-4g,TID. Ointments, creams