Yellow Dock Root

Health Benefits
Yellow dock is thought to benefit the digestive tract, liver, and skin and to treat inflamed nasal passages. One of its primary uses by herbalists is for skin conditions associated with poor digestion, poor liver function or "toxicity." It is also thought to be helpful for rheumatism and disorders such as scurvy and scrofula.

Other conditions sometimes treated with yellow dock include:

Poor digestion1

Intestinal infections
Fungal Infections
Skin conditions3
Mild constipation
Liver detox
Yellow dock has a mild laxative effect, due to constituents called anthraquinone glycosides.4 It appears to stimulate the release of bile and digestive enzymes. However, there is not enough scientific evidence to support the use of yellow dock for any of these health benefits.