Rumex History

Rumex, also called sorrel and Bloody Dock, was used by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians for its digestive properties, and it was said to be used a a pick me up after a night of revelry. In the Middle Ages sorrel was used to prevent scurvy.

Today rumex is used in salads and to flavor culinary dishes from soups to omelets and can be boiled like spinach to make a healthy side dish.

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