Yellow Dock Herbs In The Yards
Yellow dock herbs are native to Europe and western Asia. Yellow dock is commonly found in fields and other disturbed areas, such as along roadsides and in pastures in USDA zones 4 through 7. If you want to try growing your own yellow dock herbs, consider that the plant is invasive and can become a pesky weed. If you still want to give it a try, scatter the seeds on the soil in fall, or in spring or summer. Yellow dock herbs prefers moist soil and either full sunlight or partial shade. Look for some of the seeds to germinate in a few weeks, with more seedlings showing up for the next few years. Don’t attempt to transplant wild plants, as the long taproots make transplantation nearly impossible. To help keep the plant under control, you may want to try growing it in a container.
Just ensure it is deep enough for the taproot. There are said to be many benefits of yellow dock herbs, and yellow dock herbs have been used since ancient times, and their use is still implemented by herbal medicine practitioners today. Yellow dock leaves and roots are used to improve digestion, remove toxins from the body, and are often taken as a gentle laxative. It is also used to treat various skin conditions (including burning from stinging nettle), and may be useful as a mild sedative.