Yellow dock is in the knotweed family and is also known as curly dock, sour dock, and garden patience. It has an earthy and somewhat bitter taste and is traditionally used as a tea or tincture for multiple uses. Valued in its use for skin problems, its high iron content, and its supply of many trace minerals. Yellow dock is also a prebiotic and its amazing benefits also may stimulate liver detoxification, support hormone balance and promote healthy digestion.
Dried Root / Cut & Sifted
TISANE "HERBAL" TEA BREW TIMES:
Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep for 2 to 5 minutes
Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes
Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes
*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.
Yellow Dock Root
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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Types of Tisanes
Tisanes (pronounced tea-zahn) are usually categorized by what part of the plant they come from. They generally fall into one of these four categories:
- Plant and leaf based tisanes: lemon balm, mint, lemongrass, lemon verbena, raspberry leaf, and peppermint
- Flower tisanes: rose, chamomile, hibiscus, lavender, rosehip, and jasmine
- Root, bark and seed based tisanes: cinnamon, dandelion root (chicory), echinacea, ginger, cardamom, caraway, and fennel
- Fruit/berry tisane: raspberry, blueberry, peach, lemon, and apple
Tisanes are also called herbal teas, botanicals, or infusions and they are a major part of the tea world, but are not technically teas. It is actually an infusion or decoction made from a plant other than Camellia sinensis which is the plant from which true teas (green tea, black tea, oolong, etc.) are made. Tisanes are caffeine free.