Botanical Name: Rumex acetosella
- English: Sheep Sorrel
- Ayurvedic: Chukrikaa, Chuko
- Unani: Hammaaz, Shaaka-turshak, Tursh, Jangali Paalak.
- Also, known as: Meadow Sorrow, Sour grass, Red Top Sorrel, Wood Sour, Sour Trefoil, Stickwort, Fairy bells, Hallelujah, Cuckowes meat, Three-leaved Grass, Surelle stubwort, Gowke-meat, Pain de Coucou, Seamsog, Iuliole
Parts Used: Flower, Leaves, Stems
Sheep Sorrel plant introduced from Europe and now widely distributed in North America. Sorrel is a name applied to several unrelated plants having in their leaves an acid sap that gives them a sour flavor. It is a low perennial, sprouting from slender running root stocks, and has red pigment in root, inflorescences, and often in leaves, which are halberd to linear shaped. The plants are one-sexed and either pollen or seed bearing. It is a little plant of a far more delicate, even dainty character, growing abundantly in woods and shady places. From its slender, irregular creeping rootstock covered with red scales, it sends up thin delicate leaves, each composed of three heart shaped leaflets, a beautiful, bright green above, but of a purplish hue on their under surface. If roots are planted in a moist, shady border, they will multiply freely, and if kept clean from weeds will thrive and need no other care.
How to use:
There are different ways to use powdered herb.
Food Preparation: You can add powdered herbs to any super food, herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also, for children, you can mix powdered herbs with honey or glycerin to make a paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help the medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".
Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, give you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.
Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.
Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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