Water Dock (Rumex aquaticus)
Paradella Aquàtica, Patience Aquatique, Patience d’Eau, Rumex aquaticus.
Water dock is a plant. The dried root is used to make medicine.
People take water dock to treat constipation and for “blood purification.”
Water dock is applied directly to the affected area for mouth ulcers and skin sores. It is also used for cleaning the teeth.
In foods, water dock leaves are used in salads.
Water dock contains ingredients that are thought to affect the digestive system.
Insufficient Evidence for:
Mouth ulcers, when applied directly to the skin.
Sores, when applied directly to the skin.
Cleaning the teeth.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of water dock for these uses.
It is not known if water dock is safe or what the possible side effects might be.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of water dock during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Clotting problems: Water dock might make blood clot faster than normal.
Kidney disease: The oxalate crystals in water dock might form kidney stones. If you have a history of kidney stones or other kidney problems, it’s best to avoid using water dock. It could make your condition worse.
We currently have no information for WATER DOCK Interactions.