Health benefits of SUKKUK KEERAI / RUMEX CRISPUS/yellow dock

Health benefits of Rumex crispus


It grows about 1.7 metres height with narrow, wavy Lance shaped Leaves along the road sides, fields and disturbed places. The leaves, seeds, stems and roots are the edible parts in this plant.  A bright green leaves can be eaten with out cooking or it can be boiled and added in soups, stews, salads and gravy.  Roots medicinal values are high when compared to other edible parts.  The seeds are used as coffee substitute when the are brown.  It is consumed as a raw bean variety.

Other Languages

English.                          Yellow dock, curly dock, narrow dock, curly leaves dock
Hindi.                              Churka
Chinese.                         Chin choa Mai


Carbohydrates, calcium and oxalic acid rich spinach is sukkuk keerai.  The yellow dock and curly dock are the common names of this variety.


Prevents Insomnia

Fennel seeds with curly dock concotion relives a person from insomnia and induces a sound sleep.

Lowers blood pressure

The juice of this plant with holy basil Leaves juice are mixed together and drink a glass of this juice for normal blood pressure.

Painful urination

Fennel seeds, cummin seeds, fenugreek seeds and turmeric powder are grinded in the form of fine powder and store it in a air tight container.  Add one tsp of this powder in a hot water and drink it to get a quick recovery from this illness.

Yellow Dock roots Benefits
Detoxification and blood purifier

The root of this plant purifies blood and eliminates bad content from the blood.  One of the important process is detoxification.  It stimulates the production of bile that aids in digestion of fats.  It normalises the digestion process which results in frequent excretion of toxins through urine.

Antioxidant Benefits

It reduces oxidative stress.  A research in India proven that it prevents oxidative damage in liver tissue.  Free radicals or bad cells attack good cells all over the body thereby prevents the power of fighting against Diseases.  The Benefits of anti oxidants are slow down to the aging process, prevents cells damage.

Other Benefits of Yellow Dock Root

Yellow Dock roots proved that it has detoxifying and antioxidant properties in a highest level than the other plant roots in Ethiopia.

psoriasis, eczema

The root extract and juice is applied on the skin to treat many common disorders like psoriasis, rashes, eczema etc.

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