Curly Dock

Rumex crispus

General Information:

Being able to withstand moist to dry conditions, the curly dock can occur in full sunlight areas and withstand droughts, temporary flooding, and occasional mowing. It is considered a long-lived perennial weed. It does produce flowers with dark brown seeds. 

Medicinal Uses:

The curly dock is considered a cleansing herb that can be used as a laxative to treat constipation, liver problems, and arthritis. It has also been used for skin clearing against chronic problems. It also has the ability to treat tapeworms and roundworms internally. 

Did You Know:

The curly dock seeds can remain viable for up to 50 years outside of the plant. 

The chemical composition of curly dock that enters our bay waters.